Some Canadian Advice for the Next President: Don't Treat Religious Freedom Like an American Possession

By: Robert J. Joustra

This election season, as candidates try to out “religious freedom” each other on the campaign trail, this Canadian is peeking his head above the border to offer a piece of advice: Don’t treat religious freedom like an American possession. While religious freedom is part of what makes America great, it is not an exclusively American achievement. When Americans treat it that way it does more harm than good, even, amazingly, to some of their closest allies.

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