While the Constitution forbids prohibiting a mosque from being built blocks away from ground zero (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”), Republicans are salivating at the prospect of ignoring the constitution (again) and using this for political hay.
Apparently, the Family Values Party is not concerned with the strip clubs (like New York Dolls) that surround hallowed ground (after all, we all know that Hooters is a family restaurant and Fox News is not conservative day time porn), because nothing says Christian Values and Apple Pie like a strip club.
Yes, we will fight for our rights to strip but you can take your religious freedom, the very thing this country was founded on, and shove it! Hey, if you don’t like strip clubs, we have the Ground Zero Trashy Lingerie store. Or if you’re really feeling crummy about your inability to stir up religious hate, you can wander over to the Pussycat Lounge, described as “the place strippers go to die” and just blocks from so called Hallowed Ground, we can call this Ground Zero-Ish Strip Club.
You can Google map the area and find the strip clubs the same distance from Ground Zero as the proposed community center (and – cue scary music- MOSQUE) named the Cordoba House.
-The Cordoba House is two blocks away from the World Trade Center site, in a busy city district.
– Obama did not “walk his comments back” over the weekend. He remained clear in his support of the constitution, which does not translate to support for building anything in particular. Obama is not a NY city planner, although it seems the Right would have him do every single job in the country these days. Which is fine by me, as he is much more competent than the majority of Republicans right now.
I remain duly unimpressed by the modern day Republican Party. Tell me sirs, do you stand for anything? I think, in the interest of fairness, I’m going to GOP you folks and call this the Republican Ground Zero Strip Club.
I’m going to talk about how you don’t care about Americans’ feelings about Ground Zero, because you just want to get your rocks off. And let’s face it, boys, you don’t even have the constitution to back you up here – unless y’all made a new one in Texas over the weekend that has a special section protecting your rights to allow women and often times under age girls to strip nude for money.
As a woman, I’d like to voice my outrage over your allowing women to desecrate themselves on hallowed American ground. Oh, but that’s right. As a woman, y’all could care less what I think. But still…what’s more of an outrage? Abiding by the constitution or remaining silent while girls strip nude for money on hallowed ground? Oh, and I’d also like to point out in my best nice girl whisper that if y’all hadn’t been asleep at the wheel, there wouldn’t be any hallowed ground or Ground Zero. So, the fact that you’re using this for political gain, boys, is shameless.
“The closest strip club to Ground Zero happens to be two blocks away, a fact that has nothing to do with our reverence for the place where so many Americans were killed by terrorists. As you’ve probably noticed, it doesn’t even make sense to call it The Ground Zero Strip Club.
But it makes no less sense than naming an Islamic community center “The Ground Zero Mosque”–as much of the media have done–because it’s going to be located a couple blocks away. Even worse, opponents of the project are opportunistically invoking the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, even going so far as to appropriate their imagery. “Join the fight to kill The Ground Zero Mosque,” intones a video advertisement released by a group called National Republican Trust PAC. “A mosque at Ground Zero must not stand. The political class says nothing. The politicians are doing nothing to stop it. But we Americans will be heard. “”
You know, when even Forbes understands that you’ve jumped the constitutional shark, it might be time to shut the heck up. Just stop.
Stop dividing this country for political gain. Just stop it. Stop trying to get us to sell our souls out of emotion and fear. Just stop.
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