[Assam] Politics and Leader's Religion
jaipurschool at yahoo.com
Wed May 23 09:54:34 PDT 2007
Religion of the leader is very important - doesn't Barack Obama highlight that he goes to a Christai Church despite his Arabic middle name. And wasn't the new muslim senator/cpngressman asked to take oath on the Bible and not on Quoran. Ofcourse, in India it is always the case -- I think no muslim candidate has one from a Hindu majority seat or vice versa for that matter.
Though Sikhs and Christians and atheists have won from where they are not in majority -- perhaps becos they are better educated and global in outlook.
Dilip/Dil Deka <dilipdeka at yahoo.com> wrote:
On Mitt Romney, NYT collection of data:
Here is a good topic for discussion: In 21st century USA, can religious affiliation of the president affect national policies? Will it affect national unity, personal freedom, education, eradication of poverty, energy or foreign policy? Was there a shift in policy in the past due to a president's religious following?
Didn't Great Britain have a jewish prime minister? Did it impact british policies at that time?
It will be enlightening to hear from our netters with political science training.
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