Sarah Palin, the clueless bigot that she is, thinks that this favoritism of Christians is a “great-and pleasant – surprise”.
The Constitution of the United States prohibits discrimination against a religious group. America is founded on the principle of Freedom of Religion. Sarah doesn’t understand the dictate of the US Constitution well enough to even pretend that Trump wasn’t intending to target a religious group!
The Establishment Clause of the Constitution expressly forbids the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” As the Supreme Court explained in 1982’s Larson v. Valente, “the clearest command of the Establishment Clause is that one religious denomination cannot be officially preferred over another.” This constitutional requirement, the court noted, is “inextricably connected with the continuing vitality of the Free Exercise Clause,” guaranteeing religious liberty for all by barring “favoritism among sects.” The court has also declaredthat the government may not “aid or oppose any religion. This prohibition is absolute.”
Trump is trying to back peddle, and pretend he didn’t intend to target a particular religious group. Obviously he did. He has repeatedly declared that if elected he would ban Muslims.
Palin is so clueless that she is praising Trump for favoritism of Christians!
It’s like a little girl telling her dad that Rover loves ice cream, while pretending that she never gave him ice cream!
It’s like saying that you didn’t drink beer last night, while cleaning up all the bottles.
It’s like saying that you practice abstinence, while picking out maternity clothes.
It’s like pretending to have Christian family values, while never going to church, getting a massage from your husband’s prostitute, and having an affair with your husband’s partner.