Idaho Congressman Bill Sali doesn't think the pile is high enough. Nope, he's still shoveling. After the outrage sparked by his remarks that a Muslim congressman and a Hindu prayer in the Senate were not "what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers," he then goes to the editorial board of the Idaho Press-Tribune and says this:
Friday, Sali said multiculturalism is in conflict with the national motto “E Pluribus Unum,” or “out of many, one.” He said multiculturalism would mean “out of the many, the many.”
“The question is, is multiculturalism good or not?” Sali said. “I don’t think the Founding Fathers were multicultural. Multiculturalism is the antithesis of (the motto).”
Let's look at Sali's statement logically. In his mind the motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” refers to the U.S., not as one nation made up of many peoples and cultures, but as a nation having only one culture. Instead of the nation itself being what unifies this country, Sali attributes that element to a single culture. A monocultural nation is one with unity in language, ethnicity, culture and religion. That is the antithesis of what the Founders envisioned. In fact they were escaping the monoculturalism of the European continent.
Back to the IPT article:
In response to his concerns about the Hindu prayer offered in the Senate in July, Sali said it is Christianity that drives many good causes in the United States.
“Christian principles work, and they show up in a lot of different areas,” Sali said. “Most of the hospitals in this country have Christian names. If you think Hindu prayer is great, where are the Hindu hospitals in this country? Go down the list. Where are the atheist hospitals in this country? They’re not equal.”
This man is determined to bury himself in a pile of excrement.
He's gotta go. We need a Congressman who understands and respects religious freedom for all, not one who undermines it at every opportunity. Have you told him what you think yet? Use this link to call or write.