Friday, October 12, 2012

Current Events - October 12th, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden, and Congressmen Paul Ryan provided the nation with a thrilling debate this Thursday.

At one point during the debate the moderator pointed out that the debate was historic in the sense that it was the first time that both vice presidential candidates were of the Catholic faith.  This country was largely founded by people of the Protestant faiths seeking freedom from religious persecution by their Catholic brethren.  Consequently, nearly all Presidents have been Protestant.  The one exception to this rule was John F. Kennedy--and even then, his faith was a major concern for many Americans.  The fact that Mitt Romney, a Mormon, is running for President, would be unspeakable in the past.  Do you think that Americans are becoming more tolerant of the religious orientation of their politicians or do you think that it is still a major concern for many people?

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