Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Jay's lamenting the concessions being made to Muslims around the country...
This is what happens when you combine liberal multicultural dogma (America isn't so special, we have no right to insist that others adapt to America) and the religious right's insistence that not only it is no big deal for the state to accomodate religion, that the state has to do so.
As a result, both sides now have no standing to complain, liberals because they can't and won't come out and say that what the Muslims are demanding is wrong (because to do so is an arrow through the heart of tolerance) and the right because they can't admit that there's a limit to how much religion can be foisted on a reluctant public (because doing so would mean we'd never ever get to hear a prayer at high school graduations).
As much as I don't like the end result, it is somewhat satisfying to see the irony of both liberals and conservatives being hoisted on their own petards.....