RANT: Inciting religious wars here on our continent?

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/tennessee-lt-gov-religious-freedom-doesnt-count-if-youre-muslim-video.php?ref=fpa

Tennessee Lt. Gov: Religious Freedom May Not Count For Muslims (VIDEO)

Evan McMorris-Santoro | July 26, 2010, 11:20AM

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“My concern is that far too much of Islam has come to resemble a violent political philosophy more than peace-loving religion,” he said in an email. “It’s time for American Muslims who love this country to publicly renounce violent jihadism and to drum those who seek to do America harm out of their faith community.”

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Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. Robert A. Heinlein

This guy MUST be dumb as a stump.

Do we NOT have enough examples of religious wars. (Personally, fighting over whose “God of Peace” is better is “funny”. “Funny – peculiar”; not “funny – hahah”! Would their “gods” recognize them?)

The Irish Catholics versus Protestants is a good modern example. With atrocities rampant on both sides. Cordless drills into kneecaps. Civilian casualties. And, the origins lost in a litany of grievance — real and imagined.

We can quickly skip thru the pages of history for the evidence: several instances against Jews, Kurds in Iraq and Iran, Cambodian Hmongs, the Polish officers, the Armenians, Serbs, and on and on.

Our First Amendment was written by the Dead Old White Guys because they knew there was no fast way of sowing discord and starting violence than to pick one imaginary god over another. Maryland Catholics, Massachusetts Protestants, Baptists, and on and on. (Again funny peculiar that even within Protestants, they can’t agree to disagree agreeably?)

If the iconic Gandhi had to almost starve himself to death to stop the sectarian violence between Hindu and Muslim when freeing India birthed Pakistan, then why is this bozo lighting the fuse?

Argh!

Seems politicians and bureaucrats can be especially dumb whenever they open their mouths. Especially since they are supposed to be the best and the brightest leaders. Leaders seek to get EVERYONE’s interests aligned. Empathize common points. And certainly not seek to polarize.

That’s the characteristic mark of a totalitarian, divide and conquer.

We have so very many problems. So may even be insolvable! So don’t make it worse.

Focus on actions; not words.

“All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights …”

Does this fellow believe that?

Seems to me, not.

How else could he say something like this.

If I was King, then I sentence him to write on the blackboard the DoI. Once a day, every day, for the rest of his life.

Those Dead Old White Guys were pretty smart for a bunch of dumb farmers. Too bad we’re not half as smart. Every tie we’ve amended their document, we’ve screwed it up.

Sad to say, we don’t learn.

We continue to muck it up.

We have to get back to the straight and narrow.

I think the first step is honest money.

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