"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." -The Constitution of the United States
What, pray tell, could people possibly be thinking when they rail about not allowing a mosque near ground zero?
First of all Barack Obama needs to stay out of it, it's a matter of constitutionality and no one should be saying yes or no to it at all. I bet if Nazi's wanted to build a meeting hall near the Museum of Tolerance uptown, the Jews would stand up and say "Hey! it's ok, we don't agree with them and we'd rather not have them around, but this is America and they have the right to have their meeting hall anywhere they choose."
But not good old Christian America.
The disservice we're being done because our populace is undereducated is, well, I'd say it's immeasurable, but judging by the good work we're doing this past decade in dismantling the very freedoms the country was founded on is a pretty good measure. And I really shouldn't blame the churches for seizing the opportunities they have, after all if the government isn't going to assume it's rightful responsibility of educating it's populace someone has to fill the role and this is a perfect opportunity to spread their propaganda.
Sarah Palin, asks Obama "...Should they have the right to build it?" (See yesterdays post regarding integrity.) It's so typical of those who would inflame moral outrage that they wouldn't at least have the decency to state the case along with the facts. The mosque site is nowhere near the World Trade Center site. And this all begs the question "Why are these self-same people not outraged that World Trade Center is still just a hole in the ground a decade later?" What kind of a memorial is THAT to those who died that morning? Why are they not ashamed over that? What are they doing to see that their loved ones are memorialized properly and in a timely fashion with the return of the dam buildings which should have been rebuilt immediately after they were knocked down!
So, YES! Sarah you stupid bitch, they should have the right, this is the only place in the world with the built in right to do that and it MUST stay that way.. It's the very principle on which the entire country was founded! Why must this be repeated time and again? It's obvious you refuse to understand it. I'd like to see the reaction in Wasilla if someone tried to build a mosque. See, Olbermann can say it so much better than I.
And so it goes: