Another manufactured controversy from the people who claim to defend the Constitution but don't want it to apply to people they don't like. The cries of ignoring the will of the American people misses the point that the Bill of Rights is not subject to a vote.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
The whole idea of the 1st amendment is to protect unpopular minorities or ideas.
I was very proud of my President yesterday when he said something that is not popular but is right:
"Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country."
"That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances...This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable."
The people who are objecting to the Muslim Community Center in Manhattan say it's OK to build Mosques but not in this place. This Daily Show clip shows otherwise. Staten Island, Tennessee, Wisconsin and even California have people objecting to a Mosque being built in their neighborhoods. True Americans all.
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This press release from Lou Barletta greatly disappointed me. He has done his best to midi gate the "I hate Mexicans" charge because of the illegal immigration ordinance and I don't think Lou is a racist but he is a political opportunist.Lou Barletta strongly opposes Ground Zero mosque
I like the historical analogies about the Dome of the Rock and Cordoba. Maybe they should hit the books again and document how many churches Constantine built after military victories.
Barletta is jumping on the national GOP bandwagon on this issue that has nothing to do with Hazleton or the 11th Congressional District.
The initial reaction from the Kajorski camp has been weak, I hope they do better in the coming days.
Ed Mitchell said "we don't have stance on it" and suggested Barletta should focus on Hazleton's financial issues.
Stand with the President Paul.