Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Ground Zero Mosque and American Freedom
It seems that, Ron Paul and I have the same view on the ground zero mosque. The United States of America ideally is supposed to be a nation with laws that apply to everyone equally. The reason why this country was founded as a Republic and not a Democracy is because; our founding fathers in their infinite wisdom did not want tyranny of the majority.
If we should allow government to tell the owners of the property in question that they can not build or do what the private owners of the property see fit with their own private property then we condemn everyone of us, to a country that allows government more power over the individual and his or her private possessions.
The reason that many of us protest and resist today is because, government has slowly overstepped its bounds, yet many of those same protesters, still call for government intervention when the finger points at someone else. Freedom does not work for all, if it only works for some.
The ground zero mosque is a property rights issue and nothing more. Should we ban the building of churches near the Oklahoma City Federal Building because, Timothy McVeigh was a Christian? Of course not.
There is some evidence that this controversy was stimulated covertly by elements of US intelligence, but whether that's true or not, can not be supported. It wouldn't be the first time that emotional issues turned into bad legislation. My biggest point is that in a free country everyone must be allowed the same rights. I think that pursuing this type of Islamophobia is dangerous to our own freedoms and shows a level of intolerance that I, as a freedom loving American, can not support. Thank You.