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Religion and the Presidential Primaries(WNET)

Religion has been high on the agenda this campaign season as candidates visit churches, talk about their personal beliefs and rack up religious endorsements -- all in an effort to mobilize faith-based voters. But there's long been an uneasy relationship between religion and U.S. politics. According to a recent Pew Forum survey, nearly 70 percent of Americans agree that it is important for a president to have strong religious beliefs. And more than 60 percent say they would be less likely to support a president who doesn't believe in God. But at the same time, more than four-in-ten Americans say they get uncomfortable when politicians talk about how religious they are. Should religion matter when choosing a president?

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met.

"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

"On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."

First Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama

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