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Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
in response to reader comment: LAY OFF THE RELIGION

Submitted by sweetd (United States), Oct 11, 2008 at 08:38

I have children. When i had my first i did all the research on his development physically, mentally, and emotionally. Between the ages of 2 and 5 are when kids learn and develop mentally the ideas and foundation for thinking that they carry with them into adulthood. People say leave religion out of it, I ask how is that realistic or possible when making a decision about a person? How then do you learn about a man running for president of the United States if not to figure out how and what he is basing his decisions off of?

By the time you discount everything in a persons past becuase it is discriminatory, racist, or unfair then what are you making your decision to vote yes or no for this person on? All politicians are dirty. In this day and age you almost have to do shady deals to be a politician due to the amount of money and attention you need to stay in the limelight of the national stage. What people should be looking at are articles and books witten by these people.

Look at track records and voting history. Look at religion and family. The most dangerous road this nation is starting to go down is the road of Political Correctness. People use PC as an excuse to hide their shortcomings and to debase all things to a relative experience. There is black and white, there is right and wrong, and there is absolute and non-absolute. When you take away these things you debase your whole structure of decision making. So you should look at the mans childhood and his religion.

Whether his parent enrolled him as a muslim or not makes no difference. What does make a difference is that at an early age he was being mentored in a muslim household which does, whether you want to acknowledge it or not, affect a childs thinking and world view which he still has with him today. The problem with Obama is that when people want to take away things like religion, childhood, family, and education as means to understand this man what do you have left. He has no legitimate experience. He has less time in the Senate than Palin and she is only running for VP. So why are people voting for him?

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