Thursday, August 5, 2010

George Washington on the Ground Zero Mosque

Think Progress draws upon the founding fathers just like the pro-gun crowd.

The debate over the Ground Zero Mosque is, in fact, a debate over American values. Newt Gingrich has been trying to claim that the construction of the mosque is “explicitly at odds with core American and Western values,” while Mayor Bloomberg correctly noted yesterday that “we would betray our values if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else.” If the conservatives who have been attacking the mosque think that George Washington was wrong about American tolerance and religious freedom, let them say so explicitly.
It's funny that the same guys who cite the founders to support gun rights are largely against the mosque. Yet, it's the biggest "father" of them all who proves them wrong.

Please leave a comment.


  1. There is no way that the federal, state or local governments should have anything to do with stopping the mosque from being built.

    However there is also nothing wrong with the people themselves from opposing it.

  2. FWM, Well said and consistent with your position on firearms. They are always trying to paint us as the hypocrites but come off looking like the hypocrites in the process.

  3. Wrong. There's a lot wrong with "the people themselves" opposing this.