Just because you have a right to do something, does not make it right.
Surprise, surprise, surprise … President Barack Hussein Obama comes out in favor of allowing the building of a mosque near “Ground Zero”. What else would we have expected from this President who at every opportunity seems to spit in the eye of America and tries to demoralize its citizens. As Obama honored the beginning of the the Islamic Holy month Of Ramadan at a WH dinner, he then praised the building of the controversial Mosque near Ground Zero under the guise of Freedom of Religion.
Make no mistake, this has nothing to do with Freedom of Religion and people saying that a mosquw cannot be built. It has to do with Muslim’s using common sense and tolerance for understanding what Ground Zero and the vincinity means to NY’ers, Americans and the families who lost loved ones. According to a recent Fox Poll, 61% stated that they have a right to build a mosque; however, 64% believe it is wrong to build near Ground Zero.
Why would we ever think that this President would ever act Presidential and come down on the the side of tolerance and deference for the victims and families of 9-11? Sadly, this President could not find it in himself to say, that although individuals have a right to build a religious mosque near Ground Zero, that they should be tolerant and sympathetic of others in maybe considering another location. Failure to act a a US President and provide such leadership and understanding is exactly the reason why Obama has an approval rating in the low 40′s and will be a one term President. This extremist President continually thumbs his nose at “We the People” on every issue. This time Obama sides with 20% of Americans.
Obama had been hesitant on getting involved in this hot button topic; however, much to the dismay of Democrats running in 2010, Obama jumped into the mosque discussion, hook, line and sinker. Just what Democrats needed prior to the 2010 midterm elections, another issue that smacks in the face of the majority of Americans.
After skirting the controversy for weeks, President Barack Obama is weighing in forcefully on the mosque near ground zero, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it.
“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,” Obama told an intently listening crowd gathered at the White House Friday evening to observe the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
“That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances,” he said. “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.”
The full text of Obama’s speech as he speaks at the White House Iftar dinner on Ramadan and panders to political correctness and Islam.
That is not to say that religion is without controversy. Recently, attention has been focused on the construction of mosques in certain communities – particularly in New York. Now, we must all recognize and respect the sensitivities surrounding the development of lower Manhattan. The 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for our country. The pain and suffering experienced by those who lost loved ones is unimaginable. So I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground.
But let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are. The writ of our Founders must endure.