Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Politics vs. the Rule of Law

With all the rhetoric and arguments over the mosque at ground zero issue. One thing kept popping up in the back of my mind. Snarkybytes, I think, brought it up. Placing the mosque at that location is a political move. Granted the Imam fronting it may just be a convenient fool, but his mysterious backers with the hundreds of millions to fund it may not. For them, the mosque is a political move that has no lose to it. If it's built, the Islamic world will look on it as commemorating a tremendous victory over the infidels. If it's denied, it's a victory for them by showing how the "US devils persecute the poor Muslims of the world". Win/win.

Okay, like it or not as the case may be, we have constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion. Go look it up. It's actually the first amendment to the constitution. That's how important the founding fathers thought it was.

So, for all of you who want the mosque banned. Sorry. The rule of law that this country is supposed to be founded on and following precludes that.

But, this is a political thing. So, we should be able to go to someone we've elected to handle political matters for help in this. Shouldn't we? Except the one we elected, for better or worse, to be our advocate on the international political stage is, for some strange reason, not on our side. This was the man that was chosen to represent us to the world. And when the majority of us want one thing, he always seems to be on the opposite side. Srsly, WTF?

I guess his transition staff was right when she said they would be ready to rule. Because this administration sure as shit ain't about representing us.

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