When I finished Carlyle’s French Revolution in 1871, I was a Girondin; every time I have read it since, I have read it differently – being influenced and changed, little by little, by life and environment ... and now I lay the book down once more, and recognize that I am a Sansculotte! – And not a pale, characterless Sansculotte, but a Marat. -Twain
Friday, April 15, 2016
Unconscionable Discrimination Against Christians at the Citadel
The Citadel, that great bastion of traditional American values, is at the center of controversy once again as it considers its first ever religious exemption to its dress code, to permit a Muslim student to wear a hijab. What makes this particularly notable is that it comes just months after the school suspended students for wearing the traditional garb associated with South Carolinian Christianity -- garb which represents classic American values that were supported by the Founding Fathers. Truly America has turned its back upon its past.
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