Posted by: Morton A. Klein
January 21, 2009 | 1 comments

Obama Inauguration Speech — “We Are A Nation Of Christians And Muslims, Jews And Hindus — And Non Believers”


Why Did Obama Choose This Sequence?




ZOA: What is the reason President Obama chose this sequence when listing these four religions?


Throughout its history, the United States has always been known as a nation based on Judeo-Christian values and heritage.


Moreover, surveys show that there are some 5 – 7 million Jews living in the United States. Most surveys show that there are 1.8 – 2.8 million Muslims living in the United States.


In contrast, in President George W. Bush’s Inauguration Speech on January 20, 2001, he said the following, “Church and charity, synagogue and mosque, lend our communities their humanity, and they will have an honored place in our plans and laws.”