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Tag: Ground Zero Mosque
  • SNL on the Ground Zero Mosque

  • ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Opposition about Freedom of Religion or Not?

    In the ongoing debate over the proposed “Ground Zero Mosque,” those opposing it have often claimed that they are not arguing that government should have the ability to stop the construction of the site. They say that the other side’s constant criticism that the opposition to the mosque represents an attempt at restricting freedom of …

  • Ron Paul Schools Anti-Mosque Advocates on Property Rights

    Unsurprisingly, Dr. Ron Paul has once again taken a stance that advocates the greatest amount of freedom for the greatest number of people. Dr. Paul argues that the majority has no right to tell the minority where they can and cannot build any kind of building, religious or otherwise. He also makes the very important …

  • The Ground Zero Mosque and Democracy

    Democracy: When 51% can take the rights of the other 49.  This mosque fiasco is a perfect example of the tyranny of the majority.  I don’t even believe that this majority believes they are being benevolent — how could they?  There is no way people can be so animalistic and strightforward with hate and at …

  • Why Jon Stewart Is Probably the Best Mainstream Pundit

    I really think Jon Stewart is becoming one of the best political commentators out there.  He has always done a good job in mixing humor and ridicule of the mainstream media, but lately he has been moving from a overall leftist perspecitve, to a more “common sense” one.  While I may disagree with him on …

  • Views on ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

    As an exercise in curiosity, below is a poll on the planned ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ in New York. I’m particularly interested in the views of the libertarians who frequent this site. See this article for some background. Also, here is a previous post on the subject.

  • Obama ‘Not Commenting On Wisdom’ of Islamic Center Near Ground Zero

    For once, the president and I agree on something.  However, there is something to be said about the wisdom of this plan — he’s just not the one who ought to say it. The Islamic community center that is being built near Ground Zero has stirred a lot of controversy. Many from the neocon, Islamaphobic …

  • Is Hornberger missing the point on the Ground Zero mosque?

    Statists who oppose the building of that mosque near the World Trade Center site are missing the point, and the reason they’re missing the point is that they simply cannot bring themselves to recognize that the problem is not with Islam or Muslims. The problem is with the U.S. government and specifically, its imperial, interventionist …