It seems that I have stepped into the political maelstrom forming as the November elections approach. Rocky has asked about how the Republicans are trying to portray Obama as a Muslim and how it might affect the race.
I don’t think it should affect the race because -- it shouldn’t affect the race. Sen. Obama chose the Christian faith at a time when that decision was an issue in his life. He has remained committed to his Christianity. So in terms of religion, he is no different from any other candidate.
The office of the president of the United States is not supposed to be administered in a manner that indulges the president’s religious beliefs. The aspect of separation of church and state makes it possible for all of us to get along in terms of politics and public policy. We must thank the Founding Fathers for their wisdom in this matter. It is my hope that Sen. Obama's middle name or his father’s name do not create issues that have no place in the campaign. Obama is 100% American, and I see no reason to fault his patriotism.
Regarding my blog on Mbenga –- I did not try to suggest that liberty and freedom are not accessible in other nations. I simply was expressing my joy in knowing that those rights and privileges are still accessible in the U.S.A.