Monday, June 24, 2013
Speaking of Mary Ann Glendon . . . here is her recent Washington Post op-ed, "Religious freedom is not a 'second-class right'". A bit:
Instead of fostering discord in the body politic or attempting to make everyone think in lockstep, our policy makers would do well to be more respectful of the American tradition of pluralism. At the most fundamental level, those wielding governmental power must recognize that disagreement is not discrimination. Disagreement is an essential part of any democratic system. Conflicting ideas and diverging worldviews are signs of a healthy society.