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Liberating Women Through Hijab
http://www.tripolipost.com ^ | 28/06/2010 | By Mohammad Azeemullah

Posted on 06/30/2010 12:42:49 AM PDT by Maelstorm

Are hijab and women incompatible? Are the two contradictory? Is the one enemy ‎of the other? At least that is what is believed in the west. Isn’t that?‎

Nothing has been as much discussed as those of women among men. So has been ‎the argument about their dress, i.e. what they wear and how they wear?‎

Indeed, women’s clothing has always been in debate among public. It has ‎generated immense controversy, raised countless speculations and has attracted ‎both modernists’ and traditionalists’ views alike.‎

The issue has not yet died down. Just as early as June 17, 2010, an ‎article ‘Dressed to Distract” about why men are distracted when women ‎dress differently was published by The New York Times. It raised pertinent ‎questions about the magnetism and sexuality of women and the reason ‎why men are trapped into.‎

‎“Aesthetic allure is evolutionary, after all”, the author, Maureen ‎Dowd, argued. She reported: ‘… a 33-year-old single mother, filed ‎suit against Citigroup, claiming that she was fired in August from the ‎Citibank branch at the Chrysler Center for looking too sexy’. ‎

‎“Plaintiff was advised that as a result of the shape of her figure,” her lawsuit reads, ‎‎“such clothes were purportedly `too distracting’ for her male colleagues and ‎supervisors to bear.” ‎

The author further investigated: ‘Lorenzana recalled that her supervisors obsessed ‎over what she was wearing, “saying things are too tight, you cannot wear ‎turtlenecks.’ ‎

‎“I said, ‘You are discriminating to me, because of my body type,’ “she said with a ‎slight accent and a breathy voice. “This is genetic. What am I supposed to do?” ‎

‎“My life has been hard my whole entire life. People have this misconception that, ‎‎‘Oh, you do well in your life because of your looks.’ No, I am harassed.” (The New ‎York Times, June 17, 2010)‎

What is remarkable in the reporting is that the author deliberately skips a solution ‎to emerging challenges faced by women at offices owing to her being 'too ‎provocative' by wearing short dresses…an accepted lifestyle in American and ‎Western culture. ‎

Unarguably, tight and unethical outfits do generate the lewd glimpse of men ‎toward their sexual counterparts, and the current reporting, undoubtedly, reinforces ‎that argument. ‎

The spontaneity of response to such unfairness meted out to women automatically ‎turns the debate on why women wear hijab in the Arab world or why at all hijab is ‎a necessity in Islam for women once out of their closet.‎

The natural pull between the opposite sexes is innate. There is considerable ‎evidence that suggests that human sexual orientation is genetically influenced.‎

Women are different. They are attracted to a man based on what can best be ‎described by Anthony Storr, a renowned psychiatrist as ‘neurotic attachments’ that ‎triggers attraction.‎

Jung went further, and suggested: ‘There is feminine anima in a member of the ‎opposite sex, and are attracted by what they recognize as the unconscious and ‎hidden part of themselves’.‎

Further to add, the researchers, led by Prof Mark van Vugt and Johanna van Hooff ‎of the University of Amsterdam, and Helen Crawford of University of Kent, ‎examined the human bias towards looks by conducting a series of tests on 40 ‎people. ‎

The subjects, 20 women and 20 men, were hooked up to a machine that recorded ‎brain activity and were then given a task to perform. While they're doing the task ‎they were shown a series of photographs of faces of the opposite sex, ranging from ‎attractive to ugly. ‎

Men were easily distracted when they saw a pretty face but women stuck to task, ‎the study revealed. ‎

He added that the findings showed that men's desire for women was part of ‎evolution. ‎

The Koran, Islam's holy book, took notice of this difference in sexuality between ‎men and women long back, and thus guidelines were offered concerning clothing.‎

‎‘Tell the faithful women to lower their gaze and guard their private parts and not ‎display their beauty except what is apparent of it, and to extend their scarf to cover ‎their bosom’. (Qur’an, 24:3) ‎

The guidance is further revealed:‎

‎"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to ‎draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies. That will be better that they should ‎be known so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most ‎Merciful." (Qur’an, 33:59)‎

What is the purpose of hijab? Is it a sign of obscurantism or liberalism? Sara ‎Bokker, a former actress, model, fitness instructor and an activist, remarks: ‘I AM ‎an American woman who was born in the midst of America’s “Heartland.” ‎ I grew up, just like any other girl, being fixated with the glamour of life in “the big ‎city.” ‎

Eventually, I moved to Florida and on to South Beach of Miami, a hotspot for ‎those seeking the “glamorous life.”‎

Naturally, I did what most average Western girls do. I focused on my appearance ‎and appeal; basing my self-worth on how much attention I got from others. I ‎worked out religiously and became a personal trainer, acquired an upscale ‎waterfront residence, became a regular “exhibiting” beach-goer and was able to ‎attain a “living-in-style” kind of life.‎

Years went by; only to realize that my scale of self-fulfillment and happiness slid ‎down the more I progressed in my “feminine appeal.” I was a slave to fashion. I ‎was a hostage to my looks.‎

As the gap continued to progressively widen between my self-fulfillment and ‎lifestyle, I sought refuge in escapes from alcohol and parties to meditation, ‎activism, and alternative religions, only to have the little gap widen to what seemed ‎like a valley. I eventually realized it all was merely a painkiller rather than an ‎effective remedy.‎

One day I came across a book that is negatively stereotyped in the West – The ‎Noble Qur’an. I was first attracted by the style and approach of the Qur’an, and ‎then intrigued by its outlook on existence, life, creation, and the relationship ‎between Creator and creation. I found the Qur’an to be a very insightful address to ‎heart and soul without the need for an interpreter or pastor.‎

I bought a beautiful long gown and head cover resembling the Muslim woman’s ‎dress code and I walked down the same streets and neighborhoods where only days ‎earlier I had walked in my shorts, bikini, or “elegant” Western business attire. ‎

Although the people, the faces, and the shops were all the same, one thing was ‎remarkably distinct – I was not – nor was the peace at being a woman I ‎experienced for the very first time. I felt as if the chains had been broken and I was ‎finally free. ‎

I was delighted with the new looks of wonder on people’s faces in place of the ‎looks of a hunter watching his prey I had once sought.

Suddenly a weight had been ‎lifted off my shoulders. Finally, I was free.’ [Currently, Sara is Director of ‎Communications at “The March For Justice,” a co-founder of “The Global Sisters ‎Network,” and producer of the infamous “Shock & Awe Gallery.”] (www.ccun.org‎‎: Cross-Cultural Understanding, Opinion Editorials, November 2008)‎

The word "hijab" comes from the Arabic word "hajaba" meaning to hide from view ‎or conceal. In the present time, the context of hijab is the modest covering of body.‎

Whatever the controversy concerning hijab, the fact is that it prevents men from ‎treating women like sex objects. It is, in essence, a liberating force that makes them ‎be evaluated for intelligence and skills instead of looks and sexuality. ‎

Hijab further acquires its new meaning and value in the fast shrinking moral life of ‎an individual whose only survival mechanism sails through ‘dare to bare’. ‎


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hijab; idiotalert; liberation; muslims; sexualfrustration; stuckonstupid; women
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Interesting take on the hijab. I do personally believe that modesty has real value to a society however I don't think forcing women to wear it is liberating.
1 posted on 06/30/2010 12:42:50 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm
Okay, So, the only way to really see if Islamic precepts are valid and up-hold women’s dignity is to use this as a way to not ‎treat women like sex objects; only the embarrassed and the ugly would agree with the thought of it. I am very familiar with the Persian community; and only ignorant dumb frack Arabs force this up anyone’s a$$ and say it feels good. So let’s have Western Women wear this vestige of slavery as a fashion statement and see where it gets them.
2 posted on 06/30/2010 12:55:09 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Maelstorm

Hey Mohammed - BIOYA!


3 posted on 06/30/2010 1:08:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Maelstorm

Looks of wonder? They were probably wondering if she (or he) were a suicide bomber.


4 posted on 06/30/2010 1:33:27 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Maelstorm
Some women really do look better in a hijab:


5 posted on 06/30/2010 1:35:12 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Maelstorm

Is that cr@p what actually is considered a “thought process” in the Musdumbic world?


6 posted on 06/30/2010 2:01:29 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Maelstorm

Make the males wear the same thing then, if it’s so fair and liberating. Bet that wouldn’t go over so well though.


7 posted on 06/30/2010 2:01:41 AM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: Maelstorm

What a load of crap from a typical Leftard. The hijab - like the burka - is the sign of slavery for women. These instruments of oppression should be banned in the USA. If the Leftards don’t like it then they can always be shipped to Saudi Arabia and live in that hot and oppressive country.


8 posted on 06/30/2010 2:01:54 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Maelstorm
Forcing one to wear it is sick.....but when I have a bad hair day, and am too lazy to take a bath and get some decent clothes on, such a garment would suit me temporarily...

Perhaps the women are forced to wear it because they refuse to bath or dress decently and never wash their hair. The perfect covering......for muslim men ashamed muslim women..

9 posted on 06/30/2010 2:27:43 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Ronbo1948

> banned in the USA.

Whoa!

What about the Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites, Bruderhoff, and other Anabaptist and other conservative Christian groups? I believe the Hassidic Jewish women cover their heads, too.

Please don’t paint all women who cover their heads and wear modest clothing with the broad brush of the Mohamhead Lunatic.


10 posted on 06/30/2010 2:39:44 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Maelstorm

The goathumpers can’t control themselves.


11 posted on 06/30/2010 2:45:16 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Tolsti2

The males already wear dresses, what more do you want?


12 posted on 06/30/2010 3:14:05 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Maelstorm

Modesty does have value. The hijab, however, has no place here. Period.


13 posted on 06/30/2010 3:17:19 AM PDT by sayuncledave
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To: Maelstorm

Slavery is Freedom. Gee, where have we read that before?


14 posted on 06/30/2010 3:31:09 AM PDT by piytar (Obama keeps going to golf courses instead of the Gulf. Maybe he's too stupid to know the difference?)
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To: Maelstorm

I suspect we might could rid the planet of I-slam simply by providing every woman of marriageable age in the slammite world with a 9mm semiauto pistol and 100 rounds of ammo. Total cost would be around 70B USD.


15 posted on 06/30/2010 3:48:43 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

I like the way you think and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.


16 posted on 06/30/2010 3:55:50 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: FreedomPoster

Try this: Next time you see some poor woman wearing one of those full-body slammite things, say something like “Pardon me, miss, but if you’re interested, I know a place where you could buy a pistol to shoot the sorry a**h*** who’s making you wear that thing!”


17 posted on 06/30/2010 4:03:43 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

There is a difference between covering ones head which results in separating from the community and concealing one’s identity, vs covering ones head (for modesty) while integrating into the greater society (like many Jewish and Anabaptist women).


18 posted on 06/30/2010 4:38:16 AM PDT by tkas (Conservative mom)
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To: Maelstorm

I’ve seen this line of reasoning before. By draping women in tents, you make them all “equal” in the eyes of men. Of course, you also make them totally devoid of individuality—in short, you strip them of their femininity and turn them into annonymous entities that are shapeless and interchangable. Feminists these days are so twisted, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them embrace it. If nothing else, its another way to tear down our “oppressive” Western culture—and replace it with one that is downright hostile to women.


19 posted on 06/30/2010 4:38:48 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: tkas

Slammites have made an art form out of being pushy and those stupid scarves and burkas are part and parcel of it. No rational nation should tolerate it.


20 posted on 06/30/2010 4:40:54 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Westbrook

I’m familiar with both Amish and Mennonites. I don’t recall ever seeing anything near a hijab. A small cap but not a full scarf except in very cold winter weather.


21 posted on 06/30/2010 4:45:03 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Westbrook

I’m familiar with both Amish and Mennonites. I don’t recall ever seeing anything near a hijab. A small cap but not a full scarf except in very cold winter weather.


22 posted on 06/30/2010 4:45:07 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Maelstorm

LOL Yeah, of course it is. - Diversity is Strength, and this sh*t is good for you. - whatever crap it is that you are being spoon fed today...


23 posted on 06/30/2010 5:44:36 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Maelstorm

How about we just poke out the eyes of the men?


24 posted on 06/30/2010 5:47:35 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: wendy1946

Oh, damn, that’s a winner! LOL!

I saw a full black burka clad one in the last year at my Costco. It was really jarring, I didn’t like it a bit.

I really will try to remember that for next time. You don’t know me, but trust me, I would say that in public.


25 posted on 06/30/2010 6:06:05 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: wendy1946
I have only seen one woman whos entire head and face was covered with only her eyes showing out of her hajib. She was at the medical center in the waiting room. I doubt if she spoke English. I did not see a man with her and I thought muslim women were not supposed to go out alone.
26 posted on 06/30/2010 6:24:45 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: R. Scott

Our family is conservative Christian.

My wife wears a head scarf that covers her hair (1st Corinthians 11). It doesn’t cover her face, neither does it cover her neck, but it does cover her head and hair.

Banning headscarves is authoritarian nonsense.

Most people walk around with little more than underwear, and you want to make a law to punish those who cover up?

Sounds upside down to me.

You can wear (or unwear) whatever you like.

Please allow us the same choice.


27 posted on 06/30/2010 6:25:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: R. Scott

Our family is conservative Christian.

My wife wears a head scarf that covers her hair (1st Corinthians 11). It doesn’t cover her face, neither does it cover her neck, but it does cover her head and hair.

Banning headscarves is authoritarian nonsense.

Most people walk around with little more than underwear, and you want to make a law to punish those who cover up?

Sounds upside down to me.

You can wear (or unwear) whatever you like.

Please allow us the same liberty.


28 posted on 06/30/2010 6:26:21 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Maelstorm

If we are only forcing liberal women to wear it, I’m in favor!


29 posted on 06/30/2010 6:32:12 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Maelstorm; Revolting cat!

Part II “Liberating women through honor killings”


30 posted on 06/30/2010 7:16:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: rbg81
Feminists these days are so twisted, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them embrace it.

Feminazis held burn the bra rallies but you won't see them holding burn the hijab rallies.

31 posted on 06/30/2010 7:19:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Westbrook

Of course we could ban Muslims from entering the USA and expel those living here on the basis of National Security.


32 posted on 06/30/2010 7:22:54 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Slyfox
Some women really do look better in a hijab:

When you've got a face like Howdy Doody you need a little more !

33 posted on 06/30/2010 8:09:47 AM PDT by jimt
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To: Ronbo1948

> Of course we could ban Muslims from entering the USA and
> expel those living here on the basis of National Security.

My dad was an Italian immigrant who entered the US as a teen in the 1930s.

When the war broke out, he was not allowed to have a camera or a radio. In fact, the FBI visited him and confiscated those items. As an Italian national, he was not allowed to join the US Armed Forces or work in the defense sector, either. At that time, the only hiring being done was in the defense sector, and he made his living doing photo portraits and wedding shoots.

Nevertheless, my father loved the US and never went to visit Italy, even though he became a US citizen and could come and go as he pleased.

Mohammedans who do not believe in the rabid droolings of the Polygamous Pedophile Pirate should be allowed to stay, but with certain privileges, like access to cell phones and the internet, curtailed until the Islamo-fascists are defeated.

Islamo-nazis that preach hatred from mosques or circulate Mohamhead literature should be deported to someplace like Somalia or quarrantined at Gitmo.


34 posted on 06/30/2010 8:10:42 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Maelstorm
He added that the findings showed that men's desire for women was part of ‎evolution. ‎

Wow, that's simply amazing if not groundbreaking.

35 posted on 06/30/2010 8:24:57 AM PDT by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: skr
Looks of wonder? They were probably wondering if she (or he) were a suicide bomber.

She’s just an attention junky, when the bikini stopped working she switched to something menacing. “Look at ME, I am so special!”.

36 posted on 06/30/2010 9:06:25 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Westbrook

Sounds like a reasonable compromise...After all, many Muslims come here to escape the Jihadists...But the radicals and the preachers of hate either go to Gitmo or back to Muzzieland.

Sorry about your dad being stepped on by the FBI. I’ll bet he came here to get away from Mussolini.


37 posted on 06/30/2010 9:39:18 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: rbg81
I’ve seen this line of reasoning before. By draping women in tents, you make them all “equal” in the eyes of men. Of course, you also make them totally devoid of individuality—in short, you strip them of their femininity and turn them into annonymous entities that are shapeless and interchangable.

I presume you've never seen the hijab styles from countries outside of the Arab world, otherwise you wouldn't make such a broad statement.

Muslim women in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, etc. wear very colorful, beautiful hijabs in all colors of the rainbow. These women are not shapeless and interchangable.

It seems to me that many of your either have a problem with women covering their cleavage with a scarf or have no idea that a hijab, burka and niqab are totally different headcoverings!

38 posted on 06/30/2010 10:31:07 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Germans in 1932 thought they were voting for change too.)
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To: goat granny
Perhaps the women are forced to wear it because they refuse to bath or dress decently and never wash their hair. The perfect covering......for muslim men ashamed muslim women..

Not really the case. Even some of the strictest Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kuwait have lots of high-fashion shops that do well. That's because the women tend to dress very stylishly underneath their chadoors or various coverings. They have parties with only other women present and the coverings come off, allowing them to display the clothing, hairstyles and jewelry. I hear it can get quite competitive. :)

I still think the summers in the Middle East are far hot for all of those clothes, though.

39 posted on 06/30/2010 10:37:36 AM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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To: wendy1946

I’ll subscribe to your newsletter too! ;-)


40 posted on 06/30/2010 10:50:36 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: Ronbo1948

> Sorry about your dad being stepped on by the FBI. I’ll bet
> he came here to get away from Mussolini.

Yes, he was sent/brought here by relatives on both sides of the Pond to get away from abject poverty and totalitarian oppression.

However, my dad was NEVER bitter about his experience with the FBI. It was extremely mild compared to what Mussolini would have done.

My dad LOVED his new country, America. There were no bilingual programs, so he learned English pretty much on his own by reading the Italian-American newspaper, which had an Italian side and an English side reporting the same stories. He spoke about 5 Italian dialects (some of which are languages in their own right, with their own literature and culture), and, though he always has a trace of an accent, he quickly learned to speak English fluently.

Like all immigrants, he supported the Democrats until the Union asked for money for Truman’s campaign against Eisenhower’s challenge. My dad loved Eisenhower for the humane way in which he treated my dad’s relatives back in Italy, more than a few of whom were in the Italian military. Eisenhower was infinitely more humane than Mussolini!

When my dad refused to give money to support Truman, the union revoked his membership, effectively firing him.

My dad became a Republican and started his own business. He worked like a beast of burden, gave the rest of the family gainful employment, and put his kids in college.

My dad was the typical immigrant success story of the last century.


41 posted on 06/30/2010 10:59:25 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Tamar1973
It seems to me that many of your either have a problem with women covering their cleavage with a scarf

I must apologize for my fellow "men". Ladylike decorum, modesty and virtue are a slap in the face to our ungentlemanly leering eyes. All too often we respond unreasonably to such chastisement.
42 posted on 06/30/2010 12:11:47 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

The way women critize them are far worse than the way men critize them.


43 posted on 06/30/2010 12:31:46 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Germans in 1932 thought they were voting for change too.)
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To: Tamar1973

I will concede that the women in the photo look far more stylish than the “eyes only”, tent-like hijabs you see in some countries. That being said, I STILL think the women in the photo look very much alike (and, yes, interchangable). Enforcing that kind of conformity, even if it comes in multiple colors, is offensive to me as a man and (I believe) unacceptable to almost all Western women.


44 posted on 06/30/2010 12:32:50 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Allegra

I still have to chuckle that on bad hair days they can be advantageous to old ladies...:O)


45 posted on 06/30/2010 1:11:11 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Tamar1973

That’s interesting. Well, I can’t speak for women since I’m not one.

I get a bit fed up, though, by those adolescent-boy-in-grownup-body types who make the rest of us look bad, and will do my part in “policing our own” - for what it’s worth.

I’ll leave it to women to address the women’s side of things.


46 posted on 06/30/2010 1:19:40 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Westbrook
Most people walk around with little more than underwear, and you want to make a law to punish those who cover up?

You must have me mistaken for another poster. My comment was in reply to your post about Amish and Mennonites wearing head scarves. You might want to reread my post #22.
I don’t care what people wear as long as it’s voluntary. I certainly don’t advocate more laws, we have enough already.

47 posted on 06/30/2010 1:26:25 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Maelstorm

Creeping Shar’ia anyone?

No. Modesty is a choice; the burka is a political, total personhood control statement, tidied up by political correctness in the name of a ‘faith’ that isn’t a faith, so much a lifestyle. How about the Muslim women who DON’T want to wear the veil? Where is their choice? Do they get to ‘walk away.’

No.

If an Amish woman chooses to leave her neat little bonnet at home and go ‘english’ she really doesn’t have to look over her shoulder, for the rest of her days, that a Fatwa has been placed upon her for ‘dishonoring’ the males in her family.

Accepting any little parcel of Shar’ia is accepting all of it.


48 posted on 06/30/2010 1:35:00 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( (((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: Tamar1973

The redhead is hot and the blond one isn’t too bad either.


49 posted on 06/30/2010 1:38:56 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: R. Scott

> I certainly don’t advocate more laws, we have enough already.

Agree 100%.

For every law that a lawmaking body wants to pass, they should be required to repeal TEN.

There are hundreds of thousands of laws on the books, most of which are not even enforced.

Outside of the most egregious crimes, traffic laws and drug laws, few of the hundreds of thousands of laws on the books throughout the land are even enforced.

Other than national emergencies or exigencies, Congress should only meet once every 6 years, shortly after the election. The Congress should be made up of citizens who HAVE REAL JOBS in the Private Sector. After the session ends, they should go home to their jobs. They should only be paid for the time that Congress is in session, because the rest of the time they should be working REAL JOBS in the Private Sector.

Supreme Court decisions should be UNANIMOUS, or at least a Super Majority. I believe that would hurt us less in the long run.

The Executive should have very little to do with “domestic” issues, but rather should be PROTECTING THE BORDERS and THRASHING OUR OFF-SHORE ENEMIES mercilessly until they GIVE UP.


50 posted on 06/30/2010 1:54:48 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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