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    Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    From Bloomberg.com:

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is defending his pick of a Muslim for a state judgeship, saying critics of a lawyer who represented suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are “ignorant” and “crazies”...

    “This Shariah law business is crap,” said Christie, 48. “It’s just crazy and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.”
    Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics

    Governor Christie's pushback against individuals who espouse policies that run counter to the First Amendment is welcome. It reveals that some political leaders have the courage to refuse to give extreme elements a de facto veto over policy or appointments.

    It also provides a stark contrast with some candidates such as Herman Cain who seek to leverage uninformed sentiments for political advantage. In the U.S. a person's religion is his or her own right. It has no bearing on his or her fitness for office.

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    Re: Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
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    Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics

    Governor Christie's pushback against individuals who espouse policies that run counter to the First Amendment is welcome. It reveals that some political leaders have the courage to refuse to give extreme elements a de facto veto over policy or appointments.

    It also provides a stark contrast with some candidates such as Herman Cain who seek to leverage uninformed sentiments for political advantage. In the U.S. a person's religion is his or her own right. It has no bearing on his or her fitness for office.
    A nice breath of fresh air indeed.

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    Re: Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    Generally I can't stand the guy, but he impressed me with that.

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    Re: Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    As long as the guy is not Sharia this should be a problem. I don't think a Muslim would be my first choice but then I know going on nothing about this guy or the rest of the pool that was available to pick from.

    I'm not a big fan of Christie, and I hope he stays where he is.

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    Re: Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    He's not running, so that hinders the "it's a political statement" crowd. Though, it is admirable of him standing the line.
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    Re: Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
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    Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics

    Governor Christie's pushback against individuals who espouse policies that run counter to the First Amendment is welcome. It reveals that some political leaders have the courage to refuse to give extreme elements a de facto veto over policy or appointments.

    It also provides a stark contrast with some candidates such as Herman Cain who seek to leverage uninformed sentiments for political advantage. In the U.S. a person's religion is his or her own right. It has no bearing on his or her fitness for office.
    Hear, hear!


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    Re: Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    No one should have to defend a judicial appointment because of their religion... or non-religion. It galls me that in America, this bastion of religious freedom, that a person's religion or lack thereof is even considered when choosing qualified judges, not to mention elected officials. It does more than gall me. It offends me.

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    Re: Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    I don't really like Christie, but I am impressed by this.

    Though I do feel kind of sad that I live in a world where this would even be considered impressive.
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    Re: Christie Defends Muslim Pick for New Jersey Judge, Calls Critics ‘Crazies’

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    No one should have to defend a judicial appointment because of their religion... or non-religion. It galls me that in America, this bastion of religious freedom, that a person's religion or lack thereof is even considered when choosing qualified judges, not to mention elected officials. It does more than gall me. It offends me.
    Not true in the case of any religion or culture that seeks to establish laws outside of and/or above US or state laws.

    If Christians were trying to justify burning witches I’m pretty sure there would be a unanimous voice against such nonsense.

    A Muslim judge isn’t a problem provided he understands the religious practice of “fill in the blank” is secondary to the US Constitution as well as federal and state laws.

    Christie wouldn’t have appointed a judge who thinks any religious laws trump the laws of the land when it comes to judicial decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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