George W. Bush: No Longer the Decider

Mad Prophet Ludwig8/17/2010 8:24:30 pm PDT

re: #430 MPH

The fact that so many activists are demanding to know where lawmakers stand on this issue means they are seeking a legal remedy, contrary to professed beliefs in the first amendment.

Bush’s decision to stay out of the fray is the only honorable one and I respect the hell out of it.

Or he could point out that:

The activists against the mosque are taking a stand against the rights of Americans to worship freely on privately owned land that was approved for this use by a local jurisdiction. To be opposed to it for any reason is to be opposed to absolute core American principles of liberty. It is not just the First Amendment in play here. It is property rights and State’s rights as well.

For any American official to be opposed to this issue is a national disgrace. There is no question here. There is no grey zone. This is as cut and dried a question of American liberty as it comes.

No American official or politician should be opposed to the cornerstone principles of this Republic. It is an utter betrayal on their part based on generating unfounded bigotry for their own ends. It is craven, calculating, repulsive and anti-American to its core.

He could point that out - like someone who cared about American values and liberties might. But, he is too craven to do so.