Thursday, August 19, 2010

Look over there

How is a mosque or other Islamic institution being built a couple of blocks from ground zero going to practically affect the great majority of Americans?

Not at all.

Hardly any of us will attend it. Almost none of us will work on the construction. Very, very few of us will even pass by it.

Oh, sure, thanks to their complete lack of perspective and toughness, millions of conservatives will have the bejeebers scared out of them at the mere thought of Muslims praying toward Mecca five times a day. But they're scaring themselves by looking at their own shadows.

For the price of reassuring a bunch of lily-livered chicken littles, we stand to risk our already tattered Bill of Rights to gain, in return, absolutely nothing.

It's the perfect Republican proposal, filled with nothing but sound and fury.

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