From: James Currie
Subject: Re: Mikey Weinstein Breaks Silence on Israel-Hamas War: “Jews, Jews Jews; How Do We Choose?”
Date: November 2, 2023 at 4:19:40 PM MDT
To: [email protected]
So well said, Mikey. I am so proud to be associated with such a terrific civil rights-defending organization as MRFF and stand in solidarity with you, Mikey, and all others who defend our Constitution and the men and women who pledge to defend it. Terrorists are terrorists, and I stand against them, no matter where they live. I cannot understand the young people who embrace a group like Hamas as if it is nothing more than a Middle Eastern version of a Rotary Club. Hamas kills Jews because they are Jews, just like World War II Nazis–which many of our fathers fought against–killed Jews just because they were Jews. Israel exists because the Holocaust happened, and those who would deny Israel’s existence are the same who deny the Holocaust. As a historian, I embrace the truth of history, though I fear that too few people learn from it. Jews certainly did, and that is why there is an Israel today: a place where Jews know that their own government will never knock on their door in the middle of the night and hustle them away to oblivion. The “Christian nationalists” who think the United States was founded as a Christian country have not learned our own history. The US was purposely not founded as a Christian country because our country’s founders did not want all the problems that would come with such. They had seen–and their ancestors had often been a part of–the religious wars that so devastated Europe, and our Founders wanted nothing like that in our country. Hence our Constitution was written as a secular document, with guarantees against any religious test for holding office. Then those same men added the First Amendment, which is the foundation of what MRFF stands for. I am proud to stand with you and other supporters of MRFF, Mikey, and I assure you I will do so for as long as I draw a breath.
Col. James T. Currie, USA (Ret.), Ph.D. (historian)
Click here to read Mikey Weinstein’s op-ed “Jews, Jews Jews; How Do We Choose?” on Daily Kos