A teen and her grandma had an argument on Facebook and their debate included politics and religion.
After Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women elected to Congress, a grandmother shared her opposing thoughts on social media.
The grandma wrote: “Oh hell no! We now have 2 Muslims voted into congress. They can’t put their hand on our Bible & swear to uphold our constitution due to their faith. We are being destroyed within our own country. The Trojan horse has made it into our government.”
Her granddaughter saw the post and made a long reply. “Hey Meema! I love you but also the First Amendment of the United States Constitution includes Freedom of Religion and it is not required by law to swear on a Bible in order to serve the People. Preventing people from the First Amendment is like saying you can’t be Christian because too many Atheists live in the area.
She added: “At least 20% of Americans are not Christian so that should be reflected in our Government. I learned this from my unbiased Gov class. Love you and hope to see you Christmas!
Her grandmother then said:
Facebook users applauded the parents who raised such a well-spoken daughter.
One wrote: “I think your daughter handled that rather well, props to her and to you.”
Another commented: “Good job on raising a girl with common sense and a voice. We need more like her.”
A third said: “She’s a smart girl with a great skill there. This felt rational and heartfelt. Kids like this are why I’m not as worried about the future.”
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