The Mosque at Ground Zero

I have good friends who are Muslims. They chose to make America their home rather than live out their lives in their respective places of birth. This they did for many of the same reasons most of our European forefathers decided to forsake their ancestral homelands; to seek and settle in a place where their personal brands of conscience were not branded as heretical, with all the painful consequences that pertained.

When the United Colonies endorsed the formation of the United States and officially crafted freedom’s framework, the First Amendment fully affirmed the pre-existing rights of individuals to freely worship according the dictates of their conscience while completely rejecting Euro-style pseudo-Christianity, to which freedom of conscience was an anathema. The inspired Founders proclaimed that there would never be a freedom-stifling, state sanctioned religion to afflict the American people.

Now, however, there is a concerted and devious effort to import the same kind of religious totalitarianism our ancestors escaped; it is called Sharia, the ultra strict Islamic law governing nearly every aspect of life. Under Sharia, women are less than second class citizens, non-believers are lower than women, homosexuality is punishable by death, and public dishonesty is encouraged if it furthers the acceptance and growth of Islam. We already have enough lying politicians in our midst. Adding Sharia would really complicate the issue of separation of church and state.

The odd assemblage of so-called Americans who support the “Ground Zero” mosque in lower Manhattan do so less out of a sense of ideology or principle than out of a desire to promote anarchy. Most leftists simply wish to see existing social orders crumble (misery no longer loves company; nowadays it insists upon it) and are not concerned with the realities of the consequences. While they march in leming-like lockstep, they appear to be completely ignorant of the fact that their approval of the importation of Sharia law will claim them as its first victims.

In a sense, Obama and his fellow leftists are right; this debate is all about religious freedom. Everyone, even and especially the adherents of Islam, should be free from the dictates of Sharia.

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