You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Why do you guys keep doing that? Liberal -vs- Conservative? Why can't this simply be a right -vs- wrong issue? Because that's exactly where it is as far as I'm concerned. My political views are cast far aside when it comes to people who are unjustly persecuted just because they may be or believe or worship differently than I do. It's got absolutely nothing to do with my political views, none whatsoever. And frankly, I've grown so tired of every Conservative who makes this charge whenever someone disagrees with a matter.
It's not always about politics. Sometimes, it's just about doing what's right.
Originally Posted by Ockham
Two years ago, several men broke into the Islamic Center of Columbia, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Murfreesboro, and torched it with molotov cocktails, stealing a stereo system and painting swastikas and "White Power" on the front of the building.
Opponents fight new mosques in U.S. heartland - USATODAY.com
Just pointing out that this wasn't just one occurrence.
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
I'm not terribly concerned with whether or not this was a hate crime. It's concerning and the people who are responsible should be brought to justice of course, but the more important thing is whether or not this signals a growing trend in America. Are more and more people beginning to believe that Muslims are not welcome to live in our communities and practice their religion? Sarah Palin is fueling the intolerance and the Lieutenant Governor of Tenn. said this recently: "Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, way of life, cult, whatever you want to call it."
I think that the reason there's so much of this garbage going around is because Republican politicians want to capitalize on hard right anger toward Islam in order to get their base to show up to the polls in November. The opposition of gay marriage just isn't as attractive as it used to be, so convincing conservatives that Democrats are building a trojan horse for Muslim extremist infiltration of America is becoming popular. And the media loves to cover it because anger and religious war is oh so interesting.
I agree that the people who commit these crimes are solely responsible. But for the pundits and politicians who manufacture and inspire anti-Muslim sentiment? We've got to hold them accountable and get rid of them.
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AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
That's why the insurance fraud thing doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
If you want my guess, it was punk-ass kids. But they felt inspired by the negative vibe being created.
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