LIBERTY: for all ideas, tolerance. but, freedom for all regardless of ideas they hold

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=30490  

Globalism vs. Ethno-nationalism
by Patrick J. Buchanan
01/30/2009

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Standing before the Siegessaule, the Victory Column that commemorates Prussia’s triumphs over Denmark, Austria and France in the wars that birthed the Second Reich, Barack Obama declared himself a “citizen of the world” and spoke of “a world that stands as one.”

Globalists rejoiced. And the election of this son of a white teenager from Kansas and a black academic from Kenya is said to have ushered us into the new “post-racial” age.

Are we deluding ourselves? Worldwide, the mightiest force of the 20th century, ethnonationalism — that creator and destroyer of nations and empires; that enduring drive of peoples for a nation-state where their faith and culture is dominant and their race or tribe is supreme — seems more manifest than ever.

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It does seem that the USA is bucking history. Fighting against a tide of religious zealotry. Seeking to maintain freedom in an ever increasing climate of tyranny.

We need to launch a new effort for “political freedom”, just like we have “religious freedom” here. With calm civility. Tolerance.

But we must stand firm that “all men are created equal”.

Unfortunately, e seem to also be swept into intolerance of any idea that doesn’t match our own.

Freedom for everyone!

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