Ron Paul on NY 'mosque'
Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:20 PM
This sentiment seems to confirm that Islam itself is to be made the issue, and radical religious Islamic views were the only reasons for 9/11. If it became known that 9/11 resulted in part from a desire to retaliate against what many Muslims saw as American aggression and occupation, the need to demonize Islam would be difficult if not impossible. [...]
It is repeatedly said that 64% of the people, after listening to the political demagogues, don’t want the mosque to be built. What would we do if 75% of the people insist that no more Catholic churches be built in New York City? The point being is that majorities can become oppressors of minority rights as well as individual dictators. Statistics of support is irrelevant when it comes to the purpose of government in a free society—protecting liberty. [...]
This is all about hate and Islamaphobia.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:52 PM
Why do people not get that?
Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:14 PM
Meat just does not care about the Constitution as compared to temporary, artificially constructed right wing outrage.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:24 PM
Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:27 PM
btw...as I've always said...they are completely within their right...and people that are actively persuing methods to shut the build down are nuts.
Now...if you want to investigate the waiter that's suddenly a millionaire to build the thing...now THAT's an avenue I'd like to see persued and looked into.