Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The "Ground Zero Mosque"; Four Video Comments

I've made my position on the so called "Ground Zero" mosque clear in my past two entries; the Muslim group that wishes build a community center/mosque on the site has a constitutional right to do so.

Also....any responsible elected official must support that First Amendment right. And that for any elected official, no matter who it may be, to comment further on the propriety and wisdom of building at that site, is in itself inappropriate. It's about the separation of church and state.

And to create a wedge issue on the matter, as some are trying to do, is a slap at one of our most basic freedoms. Either you support the first amendment, or you don't.

Below, some opinions from on air personalities and guests on MSNBC.

Michael Smerconish Subbing for Chris Matthews on Hardball

Chris Hayes subbing for Rachel Maddow on The Rachel Maddow Show

Rudi Odeh-Ramadan A 9/11 first responder and guest on Countdown

Keith Olbermann a "Special Comment" on Countdown

One last comment regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his wishy washy support for the right to build the Islamic center, just not at that site....Senator, you're a Mormon by choice. In the 1830's and 1840's members of your faith were run out of Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri, and then forced to leave the United States for what was still officially Mexican territory- Mormon pioneers called their new home "Deseret", now the state of Utah.

They left to practice their religion freely.....their former neighbors believed they had that right......just not in their backyards.

Yes, Senator....you're in a tough re-election race. But since when is an election more important than defending the constitutional rights of others?


Sue said...

I saw all of these shows, I especially loved Keiths special comment!

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Spike Lee was just on with Keith...givin' him some love as well!

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