Newt Gingrich on the terrible, terrible future of America…
"I have two grandchildren… I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they're my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American."
First of all, great point! If America doesn't win in this battle against what America is all about, America will never be what makes America America. I've never heard this put quite so succinctly.
However, I remain unconvinced that America will become "a secular atheist country… dominated by radical Islamists." I think it's entirely possible that it could become a reform Jewish country dominated Zen Buddhists. Or possibly even a fundamentalist Zoroastrian country dominated by apathetic Hindus. Or we might just get eaten whole by John Travolta.
Anything can happen. It's a very scary future.
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