I remember President John F. Kennedy’s election. I remember people thinking Catholics would take over the country then. I remember before Kennedy’s assassination, hate-mongers went on the offensive. And that's why I worry today.
Almost every President of the United States in history has had to deal with conflict, false accusations, tricks and lies. Thomas Jefferson was an example. A Unitarian minister talks about this in an essay on Jefferson: “ He was often scourged from the pulpit as depicted as a "corrupter of morals; as a virulent atheist who wished to undermine traditional religion! There is even a story of a baptism; Some Boston cleric refused to christen a child because he was named after Jefferson; to baptize a child named Thomas Jefferson was a blasphemous act! “