Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Comment on Newt Gingrich Statement on the Proposed “Cordoba House” Mosque at Ground Zero | Newt.org

Newt Gingrich Statement on the Proposed “Cordoba House” Mosque at Ground Zero | Newt.org

Newt has proven himself all to human but he gets the big things right. The government has every right to inquire into the funding sources of this project. While it is true that the power to investigate can be abused it is not true that there is some First Amendment protection that preemptively shields any organization from scrutiny just because they claim to be a religious activity. Mayor Bloomberg is simply wrong about that. This is double true when the persons behind this may be foreign citizens and the monies involved may be seen as being used to advance not just a religious but a political agenda.

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The Golden Rule is interesting and it maybe worth while siezing on this attempt by the Islamist apologist to misuse it. His doing so is right out of the Alinskyite playbook of trying to force his enemies into following their own rules, as he defines them, while leaving himself exempt. The Christians generally say, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." The Jews usually phrase it differently as, "Do not do unto others as you would not have others do unto you." That gives it a more passive construct, making it clear that it is a restraint on behavior. That may be seen as understandable among a threatened minority concerned to not draw critical attention. The Moslems have a different ethic, "Do unto others as you believe they may do unto you, and do it first." That is the philosophy that permeats the Koran. It is a justification for preemptive aggressive and unending war.

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