Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tolerance and Suicide

A truly phenomenal presentation. From Bill Whittle, at Pajamas Media:

In related news, media outlets are playing up the "split" in the GOP establishment over the Victory Mosque. The Los Angeles Times has a front-page story today, "New York mosque debate splits GOP." Also, at WSJ, "Norquist and Gingrich: Debating a Mosque Near Ground Zero." (And at Memeorandum.)

Frankly, while this is a central issue, I'm surprised the debate's gone on --- as a front-burner issue --- for weeks now. I've discussed the debate in my classes as an excellent example of both freedom of religion and freedom of speech, but also of political polarization. House Speaker Nance Pelosi also provided yet another example of Democratic Party authoritarianism. See, "Pelosi's Preposterous Pontificating On the Ground Zero Mosque." Plus, "AUDIO - Rep. Pelosi calls for investigation of WTC mosque opposition."