Senator Jeff Sessions has been nominated by Trump to be the next US Attorney General. Yesterday during the confirmation hearings, the following exchange took place between him and Senator Whitehouse.
Excerpted from The Slate, see full article:
“Whitehouse wondered whether Sessions would have a problem with career lawyers “with secular beliefs,” having in the past criticized department attorneys for being secular. Sessions replied that he has used that language about secular attorneys to differentiate between people who recognize objective “truth” and those who take positions “in which truth is not sufficiently respected.”
Whitehouse replied, with a leading, and perhaps slightly conclusory question: “And a secular person has just as good a claim to understanding the truth as a person who is religious, correct?” At which point Sessions responded, “Well, I’m not sure.” For a few seconds the Senate chamber seemed to go completely silent.”
That's our problem, gang. We don't have a "good claim to understanding the truth."
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