Saturday, August 28, 2010

with an eye of newt...

Here's is Newt Gingrich's defining statement on the "ground zero" mosque:
"There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia"
Maybe he's onto something.  Why don't we follow his logic and make all our constitutional freedoms depend on other governments granting those to their citizens as well?  Let's see...
There should be no free press in America so long there is no free press in North Korea.

There should be no handguns in America so long as handguns cannot be owned in Germany and Canada.

There should be no right to vote in America so long as citizens in Myanmar are subject to a military dictatorship.
And here's where we're heading:
There should be no logical arguments in U.S. politics as long as people are listening to  hypocritical family values politicians.
Seems like "eye of newt" and "tongue of dog" are bubbling in the same cauldron.

Link to the eye of newt: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw283.html 

Link to tongue of dog: http://www.newt.org/newt-direct/newt-gingrich-statement-proposed-mosqueislamic-community-center-near-ground-zero

1 comment:

Usually Frustrated Caps Fan said...

Actually given the entire site is meant to and should be a memorial to all those innocent people slain in such circumstances shouldn't the entire place just be ringed by houses of worship of every denomination? Or better yet how about a non-denominational multi-level chapel that is multi-storied with a Mousque on one level and other houses of worship on others?

I continue to be stunned that the site is being reused by a quasi-governmental agency (PA NY/NJ) without more of of being set aside as a memorial and a gathering place for peace loving folks of all kind/denominations....