Thankfully, not everyone in government is practicing the ostrich manuever and ignoring the creeping threat that is sharia law.
I can understand the attraction for liberals. Much like progressivism, sharia cloaks itself in the garb of a reasonable request, and moves along by inches. It is like the object you see out of the corner of your eye that you swear just moved toward you, but when you turn your full attention on it, it seems to not be moving at all. Only when you practically meditate on it, spending time between the passing seconds, that you actually realize that it is indeed moving, and that it is a threat.
And Progressivism, hating what America was established to be as much as an other enemies of our freedoms, sees a ready ally for today, and an opportunity to tar its opponents as the real extremists with nary a thought given to threat that sharia poses to them, and the choices that they themselves have embraced. Thankfully, not everyone in politics has chosen to be blind to this threat, or cowed by the oft-brandished club of political correctness used to silence those who would speak frankly about the threat to the American public. Case in point? Rick Santorum:
“Jihadism is evil and we need to say what it is,” he said at the Strafford County Lincoln-Reagan dinner, remarks that show how the former Pennsylvania senator continues to establish himself as the candidate most-aligned with the Republican Party’s conservative base.
“We need to define it and say what it is. And it is evil. Sharia law is incompatible with American jurisprudence and our Constitution.”
Santorum added, “Sharia law is not just a religious code. It is also a governmental code. It happens to be both religious in nature an origin, but it is a civil code. And it is incompatible with the civil code of the United States.”
Santorum said the Democrats talk about entitlements the way dealers talk about drugs.
“Close your eyes, like you’re listening to a drug dealer outside a schoolyard,” he said. “They see entitlements as a way to make you dependent, weaker, less of a person than you are, drugging you into submission to a government who promises a high to take care of you.”
This man isn’t just bucking the trend in American politics, he’s daring the lightning to hit him. If he keeps recklessly saying true things, he just might rouse a few people from their slumber.