By Judi McLeod
This was a true-life factoid laid out by President Trump to a body far more concerned about that bogus killer known as man-made Global Warming/Climate Change than they are about the persecuted believers of the planet.
Polite applause was rendered to the president from the hopelessly politically correct summit attendees, who were far more interested in what 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg had to say.
People love being frightened, and don’t even step up when their children are being abused by needless fright.
“The United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government; they come from God, Trump reminded the assembly.
“This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.
“As we speak, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Yazidis, and many other people of faith are being jailed, sanctioned, tortured, and even murdered, often at the hands of their own government, simply for expressing their deeply held religious beliefs. So hard to believe.”
The president’s words are backed by action. Adding to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last year hosting the “first-ever” Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom group, and this year’s creation of the International Religious Freedom Alliance—an alliance of likeminded nations devoted to confronting religious persecution all around the world, his administration is introducing another first— The United States formation of a coalition of U.S. businesses for the protection of religious freedom.
“This is the first time this has been done. “This initiative will encourage the private sector to protect people of all faiths in the workplace,” the president said.