Okay, I can't take it anymore. I have to post about the ground zero Mosque. No, this will not be a commentary. Anyone who reads this page surely knows where I stand on the issue. Instead, I have a few words regarding the national debate on the issue.
For starters, if anyone reading this is ever engaged in a debate about the ground zero Mosque, and you for whatever reason feel the need to point out that those people have a right to build the Mosque, then please hit yourself upside the head with a hammer. It will say so much more, trust me. Making a statement like "they have a right to build it" basically screams "I am a moron". And there's no better way to say "I am a moron" than hitting yourself upside the head with a hammer.
How many times has this happened? You'll be engaged in a civilized discussion about the issue when suddenly any drone within the immediate vicinity feels the need to point out they have a right to build it. Thank you for that brilliant Constitutional insight. The intelligence is suddenly sucked out of the conversation. It's like Joe Biden walked in and entered the debate (by the way, Joe was recently heard on an interview saying...that's right, "they have a right to build it").
It's the same thing when you're discussing illegal immigration and a drone has to point out that it's wrong to oppose immigration, and how important immigration has been in our history. You just kinda look at that person with a blank stare unsure how to respond. Nothing screams idiot like the parroted opinion of a drone. And, honestly, how do you debate idiocy?
Hopefully, one day someone who controls the opinions of the drones and feeds them their talking point du jour will decide to instruct them on how to differentiate the terms "could" and "should". As in: Could they build the Mosque? vs. Should they build the Mosque? But right now, keeping them in confusion seems to be the best way to paint the conservatives - and anyone else who opposes a Mosque at ground zero - as intolerant Islamophobic radical racist nazis who hate the Constitution. Exactly how that helps the current administration is unclear, but that's his gameplan and he's sticking to it. Maybe the strategy is that anyone who is an intolerant Constitution-hating radical Islamophobic racist nazi can't be taken seriously when they say things like it's unconstitutional to force me to purchase something that I don't want to purchase. But I'm just speculating here.
Until then, looks like we'll have to put up with those occasional moronic statements. But a word of advice, instead of saying something like "they have a right to build it", you can say so much more by just hitting yourself upside the head with a hammer.