Skip to comments.(Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel says: Just build it ("The Constitution is clear")
Posted on 08/22/2010 2:45:57 PM PDT by Libloather
Rangel says: Just build it
By JOSEPH WALKER
Last Updated: 7:28 AM, August 22, 2010
Embattled Congressman Charlie Rangel came out in support of the Ground Zero mosque yesterday, saying people "should be cooperative."
Rangel said the issue is not political.
"It's so painful that Republicans and Democrats are using religion as a political tool," Rangel said. "The Constitution is clear," the pol said at a charity event in Harlem.
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What does this have to do with the Constitution, Charlie?
And the Constitution is clear that We The People can protest the building of the mosque at ground zero! Now piss off tax cheater!
yeah the constitution is clear....just like the 2nd amendment eh Charlie Dooooooshbag??????
When a religion is your sworn mortal enemy is ceases to be protected by the Consitution.
They need to be over 25 and stand for reelection every two years.
And in any case, isn't 'criminal congressman' redundant?
I'll bet a dollar to a do-nut Charlie Rangel has never read the Constitution.
Liberals love to say "The Constitution is clear" when they think it can be used to rally support around their position. Otherwise it is a "living document" that can be twisted to support their cause of the day.
The age of federal bullying needs to come to an end.
I wonder what the ‘RAT piggies would think if the KKK decided to build its headquarters next door on the “private property” located “two blocks from Ground Zero. Hmmmmm?
Progressives are extremely selective regarding whose property rights they are willing to respect and defend. It would be one thing if they supported everyone’s rights equally and impartially. But the clearly evident truth is that they support the rights of enemies and invaders, but dance with glee at the idea of dissing the rights of whites, men, straights and “the rich.”
Another cheap sicko and thug who doesn’t even value his own self.
Unless the religion is a death cult out to destroy freedom and liberty.
Sorry, but an amendment to clarify this point is necessary.
If I were selling nails for the democrats’ political coffin, I’d name the gold-plated one, “support the mosque.”
Charlie don’t care ‘bout nobody but Charlie! What’s in it for you Charlie?
“The Constitution is clear,” the pol said at a charity event in Harlem.
Then I would like to KNOW what prevents me and anyone else from hanging a sign on our doors and starting congregations,tax free status and all-
Shut up and sit down Rangel!
Go ahead Cheatin’ Charlie.
Get out there with a shovel and get it started.
.....Except then the religion we are talking about is Christianity.
I am so sick of these anti-Christian un-American RATS. They twist everything against Christianity and toward everything that is destructive of America.
Good question. Is there a money trail between Charlie and the Ground Zero mosque?
The libs have used “sensitivity” as a rationale for the past half-century. If a male executive tells his female assistant that her hair looks nice, he is in danger of “creating a hostile work environment” and being sued for sexual harassment.
And Charlie Rangel’s own people have been so sensitive that, every few years, they change what the other races are allowed to call them. We’ve gone from “colored” to “negro” to “African-American” to “black” to “people of color” in just my lifetime. And don’t even think about what happens if a word (and it’s just a word, however hateful) that rhymes with “bigger” is ever used. They tried to shut down the Tea Party because a congressman who has plenty of melanin claimed that someone at a rally used a racial epithet.
But, God forbid if the relatives, friends, and co-workers of 3000 innocent people should feel the slightest bit sensitive about Muslims erecting a victory mosque adjacent to the site of their “*greatest victory” over this country. Then, the libs become strict constitutionalists, and sensitivities be damned.
*greatest victory—What kind of brave warriors are these Islamofascists, when their “greatest victory” is the murder of 3000 innocent bond brokers, janitors, and food service employees?
Here’s a teachable moment. It is not religious issue, it is basic human sensitivities. What if some building owner got permission to erect a perpetual flame burning cross next to the White Crib to celebrate the early career of Sen Byrd. Do the groundbreaking on MLK’s birthday, or on Feb 1st to kick off Black History Month. Say it was funded by the Aryan Brotherhood in their effort to demonstrate unity with “all of America”. Would anyone have a problem with that? Could they legally do it? Maybe. Would it be “acceptable”....no. Could those in opposition speak freely of their concerns? I would hope so.
They'd better have good insurance if they do.
Maybe just guaranteed votes. Good as money to Charlie!
Rangel is correct. This is a local matter. As long as Congress and the State does not violate the 1st Amendment, there is nothing the Fed can do.
Its not Congress prohibiting the building of the mosque but the will of the people. Somehow Govt.of,by and for the people doesn’t count anymore.
Chollie! Who will build it?
Take this blanket. Sentence will be pronounced tomorrow at sunrise.
May God have mercy on you. Because we won't.
As I’ve posted before I believe it’s NOT a religion, but actually a Totalitarian Political Ideology complete with its own military under the guise of a religion.
Shoot to kill IMO.
But what about the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? Another local issue?
The trial of KSM is related to terrorism which is a Federal crime. Good night.
DON'T TREAD ON ME!
Brillant summarization. I’m adopting your more concise language.
"Congress shall make no law..." and they think that somehow that restricts how cities and states deal with religion.
On the other hand, the 2nd Amendment reads:
"...shall not be infringed" without limiting who shouldn't do the infringing and these same folks think that means that cities and states have the right to infringe the possession of firearms.
Rangle would have no issue with a bar named; The Slaves Respite next to NAACP Office.
I can’t wait to see Rangel go to jail. He is one of the most repulsive politicians in America; an unrepentant thief and as arrogant as any corrupt politician can be.
Does Charlie Rangel really have anything in common with his fellow New Yorkers? With his fellow Americans? This mosque is insulting and offensive to most of us. How about becoming a human being, Charlie?
Charlie thinks the Constitution allows for elites to get special treatment. Sorry Charlie...
Charlie has just made a really big mstake. America Muslims do not want this mosque.
Yet New Yorkers don't want it. THAT makes it local. Sleep well.
From the Federal level it doesn’t matter if the NYrs don’t want it or not. The Fed will not listen to the locals when it comes to these matters. Sleep well.
Kinda sounds like it ISN'T such a local issue. For the rest of us, PLEASE make up your mind. Sweet dreams.
However, unless someone can tell me otherwise, they have a perfect right to build it. I mean, I think it's wrong, and certainly incredibly insensitive, but I can't think of any legal reason it can't be built.
Its the old question. How can (and indeed should) the tolerant tolerate the intolerant?
Their right to build the mosque is very much dependent upon where the funding is coming from in the Middle East.
That's right Charlie...the Constitution is clear.
The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.
George Washington, Address to the Members of the Volunteer Association of Ireland, December 2, 1783
Foreigners build things in the US all the time. You would have to prove the money was illegally obtained and that would be very hard to do.
If that money is from any group on the State Department's list of terrorism, then the funding of the mosque is against the law. The law is the law. No two ways about it.
The law is the law ok, but of course the muslims know it as well as you do. I can absolutely guarantee that the funding from this will not be coming from any group on any restricted list. They are too smart to miss that one.
Unless they open their books or are forced to open their books then it is purely a guess as to where the funding is coming from. And funding doesn’t have to be direct to come from a terror group.