My religious beliefs are part of who I am, but I don't want my church to tell me who to vote for and I don't want to participate in prayer circles at work. In this country we have freedom of religion and freedom from religion. Despite the fundamentalist Christian scare tactics, secular does not mean evil. I think it's about time people stop demonizing English words before we become a sad parody of a Monty Python film. Am I the only person here who can see the delicious lunacy of the line John Cleese delivered in the life of Brian, when he furiously spits out "we aren't the People's Front of Judea, we are the Judean People's Front"
I accept you think you are viewing with bemused irony, but it s probably more likely you are bemused by what you have been indoctrinated to think is irony. I guess there's a sense of comfort to be blindly obedient, I just can't surrender my intellect or will before I have proof/evidencea , perhaps I'm a heretic.
Im not shocked how effective the campaign has been in labeling Sec. Clifton a criminal. I find it tres amusing how every non-Intell person is aghast at what they believe to be sloppy handling of State secrets. Folks, you have been conned. I will remind you once again that the Secretary of State is our top diplomat not our top spy. Secretary of State doesn't carry around military secrets, weapon specifications or force deployments. These State Department mission is strictly to smooth foreign relations. Uber-sensitive or what someone referred to as compartmented doc are absolutely not sent via email and the likelyhood that the SECSTATE, Sec of the Interior, or even freeping Homeland Security or the FBI is on the distribution list. There has to be a need to know.
But back to your views on political correctitude (can you imagine how difficult it is for me to type such tortured phrases?) What puzzles me is you seem to believe her guilt is a fact and you expect her to sit demurely while Trump whips up his Bund members. Like Popeye, she has had all she can stands, and she can't stands no more. She lobbed an insult, I think it's about damn time. The only hypocrisy I see is folks assuming she must quietly accept every falsehood and slander her opponents gleefully shower on her, while people chant lock her up.
A decline of religion, I beg to differ. I hear Christian Churches lament the war on Christianity, the lack of prayer in schools, and panic that non-Christians will remove "In God we trust" off our sacred money. Personally I always carry 40 $1 bills in case I drop over dead to make sure God knows I love him/her. Christian religious groups have a huge influence over our campaigns. But too many of them are angling for a theocracy. I still say Merry Christmas, because I don't think there is a war on Christmas. But I don't hide in the basement if someone else doesn't repeat it.