You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #37: Jones, and the reaction, show why politics and government should never mix [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
NothingRight Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:41 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Pastor Terry Jones has blood on his hands after Afghan attack in response to Koran burning 1776Forever  Apr-02-11 11:24 PM   #0 
  - Unfortunately that responsibility can't be to the law  wtmusic   Apr-02-11 11:35 PM   #1 
  - What precedent? There is plenty of speech that is not protected.  sabrina 1   Apr-03-11 12:27 AM   #2 
  - Terry Jones doesn't deserve all the blame.  LAGC   Apr-03-11 12:41 AM   #3 
  - He shares the blame and has now publicly admitted that he  sabrina 1   Apr-03-11 01:01 AM   #5 
  - A copy of a fucking book?  noel711   Apr-03-11 06:09 AM   #7 
  - Sorry, but I'm not going to give blanket respect to any religion.  LAGC   Apr-03-11 06:29 AM   #8 
  - Speaking of which, just who is "Dove World Outreach Center"  Kurmudgeon   Apr-03-11 10:33 AM   #17 
  - No, I agree with you.  LAGC   Apr-04-11 08:37 AM   #30 
     - People do speak out, but it doesn't get a lot of press.  Kurmudgeon   Apr-04-11 09:04 AM   #31 
        - That's good.  LAGC   Apr-04-11 09:10 AM   #32 
           - Sorry, I don't control the national media.  Kurmudgeon   Apr-05-11 10:46 AM   #35 
  - Hear!! hear!! Excellent post, LAGC. nt  bertman   Apr-03-11 08:48 PM   #28 
  - Great.  FedUp_Queer   Apr-03-11 03:38 PM   #24 
  - nobody but NOBODY has said Jones deserves all the blame  northernlights   Apr-03-11 08:55 AM   #10 
  - How would you legally define an "intention to provoke"?  wtmusic   Apr-03-11 12:05 PM   #21 
  - Well, he has now publicy admitted that that was his intention.  sabrina 1   Apr-03-11 05:07 PM   #25 
     - A scenario  wtmusic   Apr-03-11 05:46 PM   #26 
        - He is of course. But if I were foolish enough to do that,  sabrina 1   Apr-03-11 06:15 PM   #27 
  - So the mob had no other choice but to murder innocent people?  hack89   Apr-03-11 02:00 PM   #23 
     - It was the President's and the Sec. of Def.'s and Gen. Petraeas'  sabrina 1   Apr-04-11 09:02 PM   #33 
  - Well, then let me exercise a bit of that unlimited free speech. Jones  plumbob   Apr-03-11 09:21 AM   #12 
     - Could we make that nucular waste?  BobbyBoring   Apr-03-11 10:31 AM   #15 
        - Sure we could!  plumbob   Apr-03-11 11:09 AM   #19 
  - Wouldn't it be racist to assume that Muslims are savage fanatics so  snagglepuss   Apr-03-11 12:59 AM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-03-11 01:16 AM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-03-11 01:26 PM   #22 
  - But Jones is actually *helping* the muslim fanatics and al-Qaeda.  CJCRANE   Apr-03-11 07:50 AM   #9 
  - I agree with your comment - I also posted this on another one of your comments but wanted more to  1776Forever   Apr-03-11 09:13 AM   #11 
  - "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."  baldguy   Apr-03-11 09:47 AM   #13 
  - Muslim is not a race...  ProgressiveProfessor   Apr-03-11 10:30 AM   #14 
  - No he does not  ProgressiveProfessor   Apr-03-11 10:32 AM   #16 
  - The whole thing is so rediculous  BobbyBoring   Apr-03-11 10:34 AM   #18 
  - Preach on brother!!!  Moostache   Apr-03-11 11:34 AM   #20 
  - We can only hope that Gawd will strike down Pastor Jones and Allah will  bertman   Apr-03-11 08:49 PM   #29 
  - Jones was stupid, but the Muslims were murderous. There's a difference.  jeremyfive   Apr-04-11 09:20 PM   #34 
  - Wrong.  alarimer   Apr-05-11 08:39 PM   #36 
  - Jones, and the reaction, show why politics and government should never mix  NothingRight   Apr-06-11 09:41 PM   #37 

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC