Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
As far as what happened with Ms. Sherrod, imagine the calamity that would have occurred if the Obama administration hadn't quickly fired her. It's a shame that the reports that totally screwed up her life weren't fact-checked before being put out as "news."
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Yep, it's a riddle....I'll try and be as clear as I can here so that from this point on there should be NO ambiguity about where I stand.
On the Mosque site, I think that is is a direct affront to those victims families, and everyone in America to not only build a shrine there, but to name it as they originally wanted to, Cordoba House. Those who know their history will immediately see why.
Do I have a distrust of Muslims? Yes, I don't think it is possible to have witnessed the past 10 years, and further, and not. Call it bias, call it what ever you want. it is what it is.
Do I want to "outlaw" Islam in America? No. I don't think that would do any good, and would only feed into increased isolationism.
Do I think that Islam is a force to be taken at face value when moderates speak? No. It is a proven fact that dishonesty in the furtherance of this cause to convert all the world is a tenant of the religion.
I think we must be awfully careful in how we approach this conflict of Islam v. Western Culture, it is dangerous, and will thrive of pitting us against each other. If the majority of Muslims are a peaceful group wishing only to worship as they will, and denounce terror around the world vocally and unhesitatingly then more power to them, but we shouldn't have to prompt that from them if they are truly for peace.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I say this again. Why do many conservatives support the government telling someone what they can do on private property and restricting religous freedom? If you hate Islam then why act like many Islamic nations who oppose and make it illegal for any other faith to build a church/temple/anything that isn't a mosque? It's the same oppressive ideology. You don't have to believe that the placement of the mosque is a good thing, you can protest it and hate Islam all you want. But you don't have the right to deny them their Constitutional right just as much as they have no right to deny you yours. It's hypocrisy of epic proportions. So the government should grow so big that they are allowed to break the Constitution and restrict religious freedom just as long as it isn't your religion/ideology?
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Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates