An Ohio congresswomen who is speaking to a seminar for priests and Catholic teachers compared Osama bin Laden to the American Founding Fathers. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, told a newspaper:
- “One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very similar to those kind of atypical revolutionaries that helped to cast off the British crown.”
What?! I don’t remember the crates of tea that Sam Adams and his band threw into Boston Harbor containing people. I don’t recall Thomas Jefferson ordering the murder of everyone who didn’t share his religious views. Did George Washington launch a secret attack on London, blowing up buildings containing thousands of people?
Someone should tell Kaptur that the US revolution wasn’t about religious war, but throwing off political oppression for the cause of freedom, not more oppression. She says that her views were based on her Catholic faith and her family’s service in the Marines and Army. Here’s another example of poor Catholic education. Unbelievable.