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NothingRight Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:41 PM
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37. Jones, and the reaction, show why politics and government should never mix
The First Amendment is clearly a double edged sword, especially in an issue like this. Believing in the Amendment means defending the right for morons to stay moronic things, even if you believe adamantly against it (like most everything on Fox News).

But, this is about more than one freak pulling some religious stunt to make himself feel better.

The reaction we saw is because the rest of the world views us as a Christian nation. And they view us that way because our leaders are required to portray us that way. The fact that we have members of Congress who proclaim themselves Muslim is a miracle, since the majority of conservatives (the ones who speak about it anyway) believe, like Rep. King, that Muslims are out to destroy us.

The simple fact is that the same First Amendment that gave the dumbass in Florida the right and the protection by law to commit his childish act also declares that
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,..."

Yet the world at large views us as a Christian nation.

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