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Friday, July 22, 2011

Funding of Mosques

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." — Patrick Henry

While we, as a nation, are going broke and borrowing billions of dollars from the Chinese the bone-headed bureaucrats in the U.S. State Department’s USAID are allocating $770 million dollars to repair mosques in the Middle East. WBS-TV in Atlanta reported this fact this week in a segment of their newscast.

In ordinary times this would be unbelievable, but with our current administration’s love for Muslims nothing surprises me anymore. In this country any government monies remotely associated with religion (except Islam) is forbidden under the Court’s interpretation of the First Amendment’s establishment clause. No support for religious based schools or institutions. No tax exemptions if a minister, rabbi or priest mentions politics from the pulpit (expect Muslims in their mosques), no tax relief for people not sending their children to parochial schools, and no singing of Christmas Carols in public schools. Parents sending their children to parochial schools are not even allowed to take advantage of public school buses for which they pay for.

Yet, in the name of some misguided outreach program our government can send 770 million of taxpayers’ money in hopes that the Muslims will grow to love us. How insane can we get? According to a recent poll 60% of the people in the Middle East do not believe Arabs were responsible for 9/11. How on God’s green earth does our State Department believe $770 million to repair dirty, old, dilapidated mosques will change their minds when the numerous recorded utterances of Osama bin Laden did not convince hem.

This is yet another reason we must begin to downsize our government and begin eliminating useless and outdated departments and programs that are bleeding unaccountable money and driving us into the poor house.

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