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The Almighty's gift

At his press conference earlier this week President Bush said:

Freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man and woman in this world.

Kevin Drum found this to the President's best answer of the night. Then he wonders why Ronald Klain, for one, worries about Bush's missionary zeal:

Bill Clinton talked about God. Jimmy Carter talked about God. So did LBJ, JFK, Harry Truman, and FDR. Every Democratic president has talked about God. I sure hope Democrats aren't going off the rails now just because Bush mentioned God once in a one-hour press conference.

I agree with Bush's bald statement. I'm a "Live Free or Die" kind of guy. But my biggest fear about this administration is that they believe they are executing God's plan, that they can't bear any suggestion that they might be wrong, and that they won't allow mere facts to get in the way.

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal—well-meaning but without understanding. ( – Justice Louis D. Brandeis )

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