Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sharia, Or, GOP House Candidate Asserts First Amendment Doesn't Apply To Muslims

"Believe what I believe... or else!"
Kos's Hunter tells us of Jody Hice, Republican candidate for Georga's 10th district House seat, pointing us to Eric Dolan at Raw Story:
A Republican candidate seeking to represent Georgia’s 10th U.S. House district believes that the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty does not apply to followers of Islam.

“Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology,” Rev. Jody Hice wrote in his 2012 book It’s Now Or Never, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.”

The House candidate also believes the Muslim Brotherhood is secretly infiltrating the United States in a plot to impose Sharia law on the entire country, a conspiracy theory he shares with Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

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Yes, that's just what we need... more Representatives like Gohmert and Bachman.

This approach is not new. A few years ago, a Republican appointed official in Texas ruled that Unitarian Universalism was not a religion and therefore would not receive exemption from state taxes. That one didn't fly, either, but the assertion served its purpose of reminding the religious nut-jobs of Texas to hate us a little more. After all, for GOPers, that's what the First Amendment is about, isn't it... hating everybody who doesn't worship the way they do.

My answer to these fuckheads is simple: you may hate me and people of my religion, but you WILL, b'Gawd, tolerate us.

3 comments:

  1. Supreme Court bans warrantless cell phone searches, updates privacy laws
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/25/supreme-court-bans-warrantless-cell-phone-searches/

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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    1. Thanks, Enfant; your comment was my first indication of this decision. Post to follow soon...

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  2. Supreme Court: All Religious Freedoms is Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others
    http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2014/06/30/supreme-court-all-religious-freedoms-is-equal-but-some-are-more-equal-than-others/

    L'Enfant de la Haute Mer(http://inconue.wordpress.com)

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