October 22, 2013

Democracy is a marketplace of (sometimes obnoxious) ideas

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Religious organizations were among the thousands of protesters participating in a demonstration against racism and police brutality held in Philadelphia, Pa. on Feb. 15, 1986. The protest was sponsored by the National Mobilization Against Racism. Religion News Service file photo by Bruce Williams

Religious organizations were among the thousands of protesters participating in a demonstration against racism and police brutality held in Philadelphia, Pa. on Feb. 15, 1986. The protest was sponsored by the National Mobilization Against Racism. Religion News Service file photo by Bruce Williams

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(RNS) Today's Tea Party partisans, as odious as I find their views, are just another minority trying to get their way in the competition of ideas.