Skip to main content

View Diary: It's jujitsu time on the mosque "issue" (211 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  i just wish (0+ / 0-)

    Obama hadn't faltered.  His original statement was right.  You can't hold to the ideal of the first amendment and then say certain religions are exempted.

    Your world is black and white. I live in vibrant color.

    by lr3921 on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 03:26:39 PM PDT

    •  I just wish the good burghers (0+ / 0-)

      of NY would have gotten off of their fat asses and done whatever they were going to do with G0 already and be done with this nonsense.  

      They allowed a Muslim Center get off the ground before the rebuilt WTC or whatever.   Piss poor timing.

      From Neocon to sane- thanks to Obama- and Kos.

      by satrap on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 03:29:07 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  is it bad timing? (0+ / 0-)

        If the Catholic church wanted to build a cathedral in this location, would there be a problem?  If no, then it is a violation of the first amendment for any government entity to treat one religion differently.

        That's the double edged blade of the Constitution. You may have to defend something that is vile to you - such as the right of the KKK to hold a public demonstration.  For some people Islam is equivalent to terrorism, but it is a legitimate and recognized religion.

        So what do we do?  Compromise our ideals because it's "poor timing"?

        Your world is black and white. I live in vibrant color.

        by lr3921 on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 03:53:55 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site