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.
Why didn't those who unfavorably view Muslims listen to their favorite president when he said:
"This is not a War against Islam."- President George Bush
or to Obama when he said:
"This is not a War against Islam."- President Barack Obama
Or is it from that time that Obama said Islam is evil and they are all out to get us and we need to single out everyone of them even if a percent of 1 percent is the problem. Is that why America thinks "unfavorably" of a group that preaches peace, for the most part stays out of our business, and mind their own business in their own countries. Or worse, are these unfavorable opinions pointed towards the 5 million American citizens that are Muslim.
I can't believe this is ok. It's like your trying to get rational peaceful people (over 1 billion of them) to get upset. It's SAD. It is so sad that you can post a poll like that, as a rational scientific thinking person I'm sure, and scoff at Obama for not stopping it. Therein lies the problem. The statistic doesn't bother you. As a matter of fact, you continuously post things that would suggest more people think unfavorably of Muslims.
To not see any negative implications in such a poll is inherently perpetuating our slide away from living a peaceful coexistence with them.
and so it goes...
edit: It's both funny and sad how well violent crime/domestic abuse analogies fit to politics. XD
Last edited by Deuce; 09-14-10 at 03:58 PM.
One of you will end up here next!
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
....or if this ole boy said he was half-white instead of half-black!