One objective of this blog is to encourage productive discussion and debate within the "comments" forum. Leaving comments has been made easier. No registration is required. Comments can be left anonymously. A Hassle free and easy forum to leave a comment. However, any inappropriate comments will be deleted by blog administrators. Thank you for commenting so your voice can be heard.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Idiot of The Day - Tennessee Lieutenant Gov. Ron Ramsey - Perhaps Islam's Not a Religion

Today brings us a new candidate for Idiot of the Day.  His problem is how to deal with those damn Muslims.  Much like New York City, Tennessee is working its way through an odious, Al Qaeda-helping controversy over whether Muslims should be allowed to build a community center there.  But he is not a bigot - nooooooo.
"Now, you know, I'm all about freedom of religion. I value the First Amendment as much as I value the Second Amendment as much as I value the Tenth Amendment and on and on and on," he said. "But you cross the line when they try to start bringing Sharia Law here to the state of Tennessee — to the United States. We live under our Constitution and they live under our Constitution."
So darn, what do you do about that pesky "freedom of religion" in the Constitution??  Well Ron has an answer for that too.
"My concern is that far too much of Islam has come to resemble a violent political philosophy more than peace-loving religion," he said in an email. "It's time for American Muslims who love this country to publicly renounce violent jihadism and to drum those who seek to do America harm out of their faith community."
Wow.  So presto-chango, it is not a religion but a damn political party.  So stomp them out, because, you, know, Christians have always been the beacon of charity and good will - at least one can assume that is what Ron thinks.  I also assume that Ron must be opposed to war on religious grounds - no wait, I am wrong - but just ignore that..

Perhaps Ron didn't pay attention in History classes and missed that whole thing called the Spanish Inquisition.  You know facts are so darned inconvenient.  Come on, Christians have always been perfect saints, right?

I also haven't heard of Ron objecting to any Conservative Christian te-partiers who wave a flag or have the Thomas Jefferson quote on them.  "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."  That is a pretty radical statement, no?

Conservatives (this guy, Palin, etc.) keep calling on American Muslims to renounce "jihadists" who spew American hating rhetoric and to kick those people out of their community. They usually do this with an implied "Or else!" Sort of saying "if you guys don't do this, we're gonna go ahead and group you in with them."

At the same time, the NAACP and other groups call on the Tea Party to renounce the racists who spew bigoted rhetoric at their rallies and ask that they kick them out of their community. Implying if they don't do this, then they're gonna go ahead and paint them all with the "racist" brush.

Conservatives view the first situation as being perfectly reasonable. They view the second situation as some sort of personal attack and quickly mobilize to deliver swift, severe and uncalled for revenge.

Ron Ramsey wins as Idiot of the Day!


  1. Another Republican in a suspicious package. I'll bet he thinks the Christian religion is a peaceful, loving one except for wars and the final judgment at the end of times when Jesus separates the sheep from the goats and the Muslims from the Christians, and I guess the poor from the rich.

  2. Islam has to be a religion because it's
    1. Culture dependent
    2. Sure it's right.
    3. Sure the other religions are wrong.

  3. All religions are sure they are right. That is what makes all religions wrong and for the stupid.