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Ground Zero Mosque
I think I made myself clear a week or so ago on where I stand on the mosque “close” to Ground Zero. I don’t think it’s a big deal. So there’s a place of worship two blocks from the site. If anything, it can be a sort of monument for Muslims who are opposed to the extremists who share their religion. It’s also a testament to the religious freedom we have in this country.
Obama shouldn’t have weighed in. He hasn’t fared well yet politically anytime he’s gotten involved with a local dispute. All he had to say was that we had the freedom in this country to allow it and that’s enough to send Republicans scrambling to use it against their opponents. It seems most Democrats are running from Obama’s statements also. I guess in this country, you can’t say we have freedom of religion without being painted as a secret Muslim who was actually born in Kenya.
Obama is either very brave for his statements, or stupid. Yes, he’s right…but he should have stayed out of it. I also believe Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich should stay out of it. They’re not representing New York City. Congressional candidates from other states should leave it alone. How does it have anything to do with the job they’re seeking? Stop using division in politics. Please.
Years from now we’re going to be studied and historians and readers are going to say “My God, they were stupid and petty”.
We elect our first black president and everyone pretty much freaks out.
Here’s the rough.
I was originally trying to be funnier. So I came up with the rough below but pretty much killed it myself. I just didn’t think it got to the point. Plus, I was in a mood today that was killing my ability to tell what was and wasn’t funny.