The Liberals' 'Other' Problem

When a white redneck American blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, President Clinton blamed right-wing talk radio. But when a Muslim-American blew away thirteen American citizens at Fort Hood in 2009, the president was careful not to rush to judgment, and the mainstream media medicalized the suspect's motive into pre- or post-traumatic stress syndrome.This is a serious problem, and I think the conclusion in inescapable. Our liberal friends are turning us into a nation of cowards on the terrorism issue.  As we know from our liberal friends' constant badgering, there is scarcely anything worse than dividing the world into "Us" and "Them." It's a matter of inclusion. Only if you have learned to be extremely inclusive do you go the head of the class and call yourself tolerant and compassionate. Liberal Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor in Sources of the Self:Perhaps the most urgent and powerful cluster of demands that we recognize as...(Read Full Article)