~ 29 July 2004 ~

Kerry the Faithful

John Kerry sees his faith in terms of clothing:

And let me say it plainly: in that cause, and in this campaign, we welcome people of faith. America is not us and them. I think of what Ron Reagan said of his father a few weeks ago, and I want to say this to you tonight: I don’t wear my own faith on my sleeve. But faith has given me values and hope to live by, from Vietnam to this day, from Sunday to Sunday. I don’t want to claim that God is on our side. As Abraham Lincoln told us, I want to pray humbly that we are on God’s side.

Indeed, Kerry doesn’t wear his own faith on his sleeve—it is more than likely hanging in the closet with his Vietnam fatigues. What puzzles me is how his faith “gives him values and hope to live by” when it is so hidden.

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