Thursday, August 19, 2010

Democrats discover the Constitution

North Carolina Freshperson-of-undetermined-gender Senator Kay Hagan (and a gaggle of other Dems) have stated that the government should follow the constitution in regards to a mosque being constructed at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.

Hagan and the rest of her ilk have been conspicuously silent on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's recent intimidation of those who have exercised their First Amendment Right of Free Speech when a number of American citizens spoke out against the proposed mosque.



Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

They are right about the First Amendment; perhaps they screwed up in reverse! We all have a right to our opinions & beliefs, including especially our right to express them in the public square.

Speaking of the 1st Amendment, the Port Authority of NY has been stonewalling those who want to re-build St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. There have been many donations made to fund construction. The Port Authority road block looks to me like anti-Christian bigotry in action, a definite First Amendment issue that has been ignored by just about everybody due to the controversy over the Cordoba House. As a Christian and an admirer of the spirituality, theology, and liturgy of the Byzantine Rite, I am greatly offended by this.

For the record, the Cordoba House is not going to be a mosque. It will be an Islamic cultural center with a culinary institute and other such things one would expect of something similar to (insert your favorite ethnic group) cultural centers in various cities throughout the U.S. And it is not at Ground Zero. It is four blocks from where the Twin Towers were and two blocks from the other end of the former, now-Islamic terrorist destroyed Twin Towers area complex. There are two other Christian Churches within two blocks of the site, one a Catholic Church of long historical standing. I forget what the other one is.

I took an oath on several occasions to support and defend the Constitution of the U.S., etc. My life was significantly impacted by the Vietnam War. Although my life has turned out well--it was due to the Grace of God and not my own foolish efforts--I had envisioned doing something else the opportunity for which I lost irretrievably because I had orders to Vietnam (in-country as a naval advisor). Now I know that many of my fellow veterans suffered in ways that I did not, but at least I ought to be able to see, as the result of my "sufferings," the First Amendment respected by EVERYBODY, especially by our idiotic politicians and politician wannabes. What I see instead are both the liberal/radical Democrat weenies (e.g., Sky Princess Pelosi) and Newt Gingrich., et al. (on the conservative end) making a mockery of the First Amendment with their threats, intentional distortions of reality,and their outright lies.

I am fed up with both political parties. May God save us from them (and ourselves), and help us through this awful mess.

BTW, I am not all that thrilled by the Cordoba House going where it is (not because of 9/11 necessarily), but I also respect the laws and traditions of my own country. The place to encounter Islam in the U.S. is in the public square. If it wasn't for the pragmatically secularist/atheist nature of our mass culture, we would have been converting these Muslims in large numbers, because Sharia has no major traction here and because Christianity is the TRUTH! We are losing/have lost a great opportunity!

Sorry for the long jeremiad. I am really p*ssed-off by all of this.

7:41 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

"Democrats discover the Constitution."

Only when it fits their Leftist agenda.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Ade: Glad to see you bring up St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. From all i have read it sounds to me that all the hoops they were forced to go through were bypassed in the case of the mosque/cultural center or whatever it finally turns out to be.

2:45 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Al, I agree with you about the "hoops." I also recognize the liberal PC behavior re: American Muslims, the current favorite people du jour to liberals. If the liberals only understood the Muslim position on favorite liberal topics such as gay rights/marriage, abortion on demand, etc. We should really be screaming murder over what the NYC bureaucratic PTB are doing to the (Greek) Orthodox, and by extension to the rest of us. I have read that the Port Authority is doing the equivalent of "not returning their phone calls" when it comes to dealing with those who wish to re-build St. Nicholas.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Al said...


I am sure you know what I think. IMHO St. Nicholas should already be rebuilt. & in its original spot.

But as you point out Greek Orthodox isn't in favor with the liberal PC gang.

& looking at some of the news reports etc, I can't help but wonder if the fact that it would be more financially advantageous for the Port Authority to getSt. Nicholas completely out of the picture & make money from some business coming in instead.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Here's my solution: Archdiocese of New York should buy the area that's going to be built for the ground zero terrorist training center and give it to the Orthodox to rebuild their Church

7:32 AM  

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