In this article from Fresnobee, Daniel O. Jamison talks about how a large number of Americans now appear to favor autocracy over democracy. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Resentment of a changing America overlaps politics and religion. A candidate for Congress recently said at a Trump rally that “Scripture tells us that God spits lukewarm Christians out of his mouth.” I have not fact-checked that statement, but this is inconsistent with the Constitution’s guarantee of freedom in spiritual matters.
Our national motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” means, “Out of many, one.” Americans should welcome America’s changing demographic. Mutual acceptance of our founding principles and ideals and mutual assimilation of races, nationalities, ethnicities and cultures are the essence of “out of many, one.”
Our education system should anchor this mutual assimilation in a deep appreciation for the institutions of our constitutional democratic republic, and for why President George Washington in his first inaugural address said, “the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
Read the full article here.