Saturday, August 07, 2010

Freedom For Me, But Not Thee

People, I know you're laboring under a handicap, that being the inability to put a noun and a verb next to each other and come up with anything other than some hallucinogenic conspiracy theory, but seriously...even you and your demented sideshow of witless, staggering crackpots ought to be able to detect the gigantic hypocrisy in this:
At one time, neighbors who did not want mosques in their backyards said their concerns were over traffic, parking and noise — the same reasons they might object to a church or a synagogue. But now the gloves are off.

In all of the recent conflicts, opponents have said their problem is Islam itself. They quote passages from the Koran and argue that even the most Americanized Muslim secretly wants to replace the Constitution with Islamic Shariah law.

These local skirmishes make clear that there is now widespread debate about whether the best way to uphold America’s democratic values is to allow Muslims the same religious freedom enjoyed by other Americans, or to pull away the welcome mat from a faith seen as a singular threat.
Let me make it easy for you:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
...or abridging the freedom of speech...
...or the right of the people peaceably to assemble...
Remember that? No, I guess not, judging by this effluvia:
Recently, a small group of activists became alarmed about the mosque. Diana Serafin, a grandmother who lost her job in tech support this year, said she reached out to others she knew from attending Tea Party events and anti-immigration rallies. She said they read books by critics of Islam, including former Muslims like Walid Shoebat, Wafa Sultan and Manoucher Bakh. She also attended a meeting of the local chapter of ACT! for America, a Florida-based group that says its purpose is to defend Western civilization against Islam.

“As a mother and a grandmother, I worry,” Ms. Serafin said. “I learned that in 20 years with the rate of the birth population, we will be overtaken by Islam, and their goal is to get people in Congress and the Supreme Court to see that Shariah is implemented. My children and grandchildren will have to live under that.”

“I do believe everybody has a right to freedom of religion,” she said. “But Islam is not about a religion. It’s a political government, and it’s 100 percent against our Constitution.”
So that's the way you do it? Just redefine what makes a religion and wipe your ass with the First Amendment? Well, why not? There's been a lot of it the last 10 years; we've had plenty of high-level demonstrations from our fearless leaders. In fact, now that I think on it, I don't find Madame Serafin's approach to religion all that convincing. She needs to move her bigoted ass on down the road and take that Christian bullshit with her. I've got a Wiccan Moon Goddess I want to put in the town park, and anyone who gets in my way better be ready for a Constitutional argument with the end of my fist. Fuck that nativity scene in front of the bank, fuck that Christmas pageant at the school, fuck that tax-exempt status for the new megachurch. You're trying to take over and implement Old Testament law, and my children and grandchildren will have to worry about being stoned for having premarital sex or being gay. Your "religion" is 100% against the Constitution, and you need to move your asses to the Marianas Islands.

How was that? Did I do it right?

What a bunch of brain-dead yahoos.