It was a joy to see two Muslims with him on the stage with Perry; Amir Rupani and Arman Rupani.
At this point in our history, Muslims and Gays and Lesbians are the target of blatant bigotry, and as a pluralist, my focus would be how each candidate will fare from their attitudes towards these two new minorities of America. I hope to interview all the presidential candidates to see how pluralistic they are, and how much they really understand about the need to have a strongly woven social fabric for a safe, secure and prosperous America. We cannot have a candidate who is prejudiced towards fellow Americans.
Among the array of 2016 candidates, four will pass the initial test; Hilary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Rick Perry.
Sean Hannity was at the announcement for an exclusive interview with candidate Perry, and prior to that he asked me, if I was supporting Perry, I said, not yet, not until I talk to him about what kind of America he envisions, is he committed to a cohesive America? Sean asked me what I mean by it. I said it is an America where every American is given equal access to employment, entrepreneurship, and governance in his or her pursuit of happiness, and where no American has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.
Despite the crowd, he walked up to me and asked me about how my heart was doing, what a great human being he is. Hold your judgment, Sean Hannity is not against Muslims, he is clearly against the Radicals 'among' Muslims, just as Muslims are. On the other hand, even though he sounds like bashing Obama or Hillary Clinton, he is not, all he wants to do is fulfill his patriotic conservative duty of holding the government accountable and he goes to the extreme doing that. Men like him keep the government on their toes and protect the nation from going to dogs, he is a great American patriot in my books, and I hope he will grill the next president with the same enthusiasm as he does with Obama.
The American Dream
It is our right, and our founding fathers laid the foundation of the creed for such a society, " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. "
Indeed Martin Luther King Jr. expressed the same in his famous speech, "I have a dream that our little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
It is time for Americans to speak up against any candidate who shows bigotry against any one, we should not let anyone get away with that.
Please note I am not affiliated with any political party. I am seeking to talk to all the presidential candidates and understand them if they know what it means to build a cohesive America. Here is a ten minutes video, which we hope to make a documentary for 2016 inquiries are welcome. http://americatogetherfoundation.com/