Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Matt Yglesias, a respected blogger and writer for Slate, offered this "tweet" yesterday:
Newfound GOP enthusiasm for religious exemptions from generally applicable laws seems dangerously close to sharia.
Judging from his past writing, my guess is that this was a tongue-in-cheek jab at GOP candidates' disturbing tendency to use the "Sharia" label as a punching bag on the campaign trail. I fear, though, that it is a harbinger of sincere arguments to come, as reasonable, right-thinking folks are asked to line up in either the Enlightenment camp or the Theocracy camp. Nuance may be in short supply.