The Universal Freedom Mr. Salazar is referring to, of course, is the Freedom to be a Christian.
Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) said Americans traveling to the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing next year should defy the Chinese government's rule that prohibits travelers from taking more than one Bible into the country.
Cybercast News Service asked Salazar Wednesday whether Americans traveling to China should defy this rule. "I think so," said Salazar. "It's a trampling on a freedom that we cherish in this country that's a universal freedom. I don't think that kind of constriction on something that is such an international global celebration is something that ought to be tolerated."
The official Chinese policy prohibits anyone from bringing into the country "manuscripts, printed matter, films, photographs, gramophone records, cinematographic films, loaded recording tapes and videotapes, etc., which are detrimental to China's politics, economy, culture and ethics." ...
The provisos Beijing officials have attached to the use and distribution of Bibles seem incompatible with unambiguous language included in China's own constitution, Jim Davids, an assistant dean of law and government at Regent University, who also serves as president of the Christian Legal Society, observed.
Davids specifically cites Article 36, which reads as follows: "The state protects normal religious activities. No one may make use of religion to engage in activities that disrupt public order, impair the health of citizens or interfere with the educational system of the state."
If the Spiritual bond I feel towards these formerly heathen Chinee seems particularly intense, it's because we're connecting on the deepest level imaginable: It's allowing us to fight the Cold War against the Godless communists all over again. Maybe we can get that last one for the Gipper. As long as they don't try to come to Our Nation and donate to Hillary, I consider them my brothers. Praise Him!