Like many Americans,Â Â Iâ€™m tired of politics.Â This presidential campaign has been going on for too many months, and while important, Iâ€™m growing tired of hearing about it.Â Â You could ask yourself â€œthen why is he writing about it now?â€Â Yes, you COULD ask that â€“ but you wonâ€™t, because youâ€™re a loyal reader.Â Â
There is one thing in particular about this election that has annoyed me from the start.Â That is â€“ people who make the claim that Obama is Muslim, and/or Arab.Â This is usually used as a negative attack against Obama.Â Itâ€™s used in such a way as to suggest that, were he either, he would be unfit for the job of being president.Â Â Â Theyâ€™re used as slurs.Â Â Â Â
I say: who gives a shit what religion he is?Â Â I donâ€™t know about you but, I prefer to focus on things such as economic policy, foreign policy, health care policy and reform, tax plans, etc.Â Â I care about the real issues, the ones that actually matter.Â Â The rest of America should too, however for some reason this has become a SERIOUS issue for some people.Â For some, the very notion of someone being Muslim makes them an enemy of the state, a terrorist.Â This is fundamentally flawed thinking in a country founded on the tenant of freedom of religion and separation of church and state.Â When did being Christian become a prerequisite for being POTUS?
Â It seems like many people have a hard time differentiating between the radical jihadist Muslims who are waging a â€œHoly Warâ€ against us, and your everyday Muslim-Americans who just want to lead normal lives and practice their religion in peace (you know, one of those basic rights we have in this countryâ€¦)
Itâ€™s a lot like the difference between the right wing, radical Christians and the normal Christians â€“ some take it to extremes while others just want to follow their faith and lead a normal life.
Seriously though, people, letâ€™s stop making religion an issue â€“ itâ€™s time we all grow up and respect not only ourselves and our countrymen, but people everywhere â€“ from all walks of life and belief.Â