Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Orrin Hatch Puts Harry Reid And The Rest Of The Weak Kneed Dems To Shame

If you don't think Orrin Hatch coming out in support of the right of the Park 51 organizers to build the Muslim center in the Burlington factor two blocks from ground zero will come back to haunt him with the wingnut base of the GOP you have lost your damn mind.

But instead of holding his tongue or worse pulling a Harry Reid and feeding the hate mongerers he actually stood on principle and endorsed at least the idea of the project because it falls squarely under the purview of the 1st amendment.

"I just think what's made this country great is we have religious freedom. That's not the only thing, but it's one of the most important things in the Constitution. [...]

"There's a question of whether it's too close to the 9/11 area, but it's a few blocks away, it isn't right there.... And there's a huge, I think, lack of support throughout the country for Islam to build that mosque there, but that should not make a difference if they decide to do it. I'd be the first to stand up for their rights."

It disgusts me how many Democrats don't have the courage to do the same...

1 comment:

  1. I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know those opposing the NY Community Center continue to say that that the majority supports them, but as history has taught us the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.


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