Quote for the Day II

"In 1930s Europe, a conflict was taking shape among three factions - (1) Communists; (2) Nazis and other fascists; (3) supporters of liberal democracy.  Back then, many in the West wrote off liberal democracy, saying it stood no chance in the face of two powerful and dynamic totalitarian ideologies. But World War II and the Cold War proved them wrong; U.S. troops whose memory we honor proved them wrong. Among those troops were believers in a wide variety of religions as well as agnostics and atheists. They weren't fighting for any given faith - they were fighting for the freedoms set down in the world's first secular Constitution. Today, Europeans who cherish those same freedoms seem destined to face a strikingly similar challenge in the twin foes of Islamist jihad and far-right Christian nativism," - Bruce Bawer, author of "While Europe Slept."