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(Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel says: Just build it ("The Constitution is clear")
NY Post ^ | 8/22/10 | JOSEPH WALKER

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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KEYWORDS: charlie; criminal; mosque; rangel
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And what does the Constitution say about criminal congressman?
1 posted on 08/22/2010 2:46:01 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

What does this have to do with the Constitution, Charlie?


2 posted on 08/22/2010 2:47:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: Libloather

And the Constitution is clear that We The People can protest the building of the mosque at ground zero! Now piss off tax cheater!


3 posted on 08/22/2010 2:48:17 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Libloather

yeah the constitution is clear....just like the 2nd amendment eh Charlie Dooooooshbag??????


4 posted on 08/22/2010 2:48:40 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

When a religion is your sworn mortal enemy is ceases to be protected by the Consitution.


5 posted on 08/22/2010 2:48:58 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: Libloather
And what does the Constitution say about criminal congressman?

They need to be over 25 and stand for reelection every two years.

And in any case, isn't 'criminal congressman' redundant?

6 posted on 08/22/2010 2:49:50 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Libloather
It's so painful how morally bankrupt so-called "leaders" use the Constitution as a weapon for whatever argument they wish to make.

I'll bet a dollar to a do-nut Charlie Rangel has never read the Constitution.

7 posted on 08/22/2010 2:50:43 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Libloather
There is nothing in the Constitution regarding the right to build places of worship. It simply states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

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.

8 posted on 08/22/2010 2:52:52 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (Obama dithered, America withered.)
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To: Libloather

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?


9 posted on 08/22/2010 2:54:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: Libloather

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.”


10 posted on 08/22/2010 2:55:35 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama is so conceited, he probably thinks that the 'Zero' in 'Ground Zero' refers to him!)
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To: Libloather

Another cheap sicko and thug who doesn’t even value his own self.


11 posted on 08/22/2010 2:55:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SaveTheChief
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

Unless the religion is a death cult out to destroy freedom and liberty.

Sorry, but an amendment to clarify this point is necessary.

12 posted on 08/22/2010 2:55:40 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: Libloather

If I were selling nails for the democrats’ political coffin, I’d name the gold-plated one, “support the mosque.”


13 posted on 08/22/2010 2:56:29 PM PDT by Tax Government (We ask nothing except that our elected representatives uphold the Constitution.)
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To: Libloather

FUCR


14 posted on 08/22/2010 2:57:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: TigersEye

Charlie don’t care ‘bout nobody but Charlie! What’s in it for you Charlie?


15 posted on 08/22/2010 3:00:27 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Libloather

“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-


16 posted on 08/22/2010 3:01:37 PM PDT by catroina54
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To: Libloather

Shut up and sit down Rangel!


17 posted on 08/22/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: Libloather

Go ahead Cheatin’ Charlie.

Get out there with a shovel and get it started.


18 posted on 08/22/2010 3:03:38 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Libloather
Rangel said. "The Constitution is clear,".....

.....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.

19 posted on 08/22/2010 3:05:10 PM PDT by SteamShovel (UTOPIA...Isn't)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Good question. Is there a money trail between Charlie and the Ground Zero mosque?


20 posted on 08/22/2010 3:11:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Libloather

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?


21 posted on 08/22/2010 3:11:39 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If Hayek were still alive, he'd be turning over in his grave.)
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To: Libloather

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.


22 posted on 08/22/2010 3:12:06 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Libloather
"Rangel says: Just build it..."

They'd better have good insurance if they do.

23 posted on 08/22/2010 3:27:00 PM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: TigersEye

Maybe just guaranteed votes. Good as money to Charlie!


24 posted on 08/22/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Libloather

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.


25 posted on 08/22/2010 3:35:16 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Libloather

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.


26 posted on 08/22/2010 3:41:55 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Libloather

Chollie! Who will build it?


27 posted on 08/22/2010 3:46:03 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Libloather
Hey Charlie, your cell is right...there. Just to the left of Nancy's.

Take this blanket. Sentence will be pronounced tomorrow at sunrise.

May God have mercy on you. Because we won't.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 08/22/2010 3:50:56 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Eddie01

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.


29 posted on 08/22/2010 3:58:39 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: DownInFlames
Rangel is correct. This is a local matter.

But what about the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? Another local issue?

Manhattan Mosque Debate Renews Concern Over Stalled Sept. 11 Trial

30 posted on 08/22/2010 4:02:15 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

The trial of KSM is related to terrorism which is a Federal crime. Good night.


31 posted on 08/22/2010 4:04:36 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Libloather
It's clear on the 2nd Amendment as well.

DON'T TREAD ON ME!

32 posted on 08/22/2010 4:12:39 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: rockinqsranch

Brillant summarization. I’m adopting your more concise language.


33 posted on 08/22/2010 4:34:08 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: unixfox
It's a bizarro world that these folks live in. The First Amendment reads:

"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.

34 posted on 08/22/2010 4:34:23 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: Libloather

Rangle would have no issue with a bar named; The Slaves Respite next to NAACP Office.


35 posted on 08/22/2010 4:42:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I am currently under federal investigation by the DNC for my opposition to the Ground Zero mosque.)
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To: Libloather

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.


36 posted on 08/22/2010 5:17:28 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: Libloather

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?


37 posted on 08/22/2010 5:23:31 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Charlie thinks the Constitution allows for elites to get special treatment. Sorry Charlie...


38 posted on 08/22/2010 5:28:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (Are Time Magazine staff members coservativephobes?)
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To: Libloather

Charlie has just made a really big mstake. America Muslims do not want this mosque.


39 posted on 08/22/2010 5:53:38 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: DownInFlames
The trial of KSM is related to terrorism which is a Federal crime.

Yet New Yorkers don't want it. THAT makes it local. Sleep well.

40 posted on 08/22/2010 6:02:40 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

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.


41 posted on 08/22/2010 6:29:15 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: DownInFlames
From the Federal level it doesn’t matter if the NYrs don’t want it or not.

Kinda sounds like it ISN'T such a local issue. For the rest of us, PLEASE make up your mind. Sweet dreams.

42 posted on 08/22/2010 7:09:33 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: avacado; Libloather; All
You have a perfect right to protest it. In fact you have a perfect right to protest anything (as long as you don't impinge on other people's rights).

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.

43 posted on 08/23/2010 2:06:54 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Eddie01

Its the old question. How can (and indeed should) the tolerant tolerate the intolerant?


44 posted on 08/23/2010 2:10:04 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9; Libloather
"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."

Their right to build the mosque is very much dependent upon where the funding is coming from in the Middle East.

45 posted on 08/23/2010 6:12:50 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Libloather
Rangel says: Just build it ("The Constitution is clear")

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

46 posted on 08/23/2010 6:24:40 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Dear GOP - ~ We suck less ~ is NOT a campaign platform)
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To: avacado

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.


47 posted on 08/23/2010 6:42:27 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9
"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.

48 posted on 08/23/2010 7:32:02 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

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.


49 posted on 08/23/2010 8:19:15 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

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.


50 posted on 08/23/2010 8:33:15 AM PDT by avacado
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