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As an avid reader of Scragged, I have been on the eager lookout for some article regarding the ban on mosques in Switzerland. I daresay all the writers are pretty busy, what with so much going on worldwide.
The question that I would like to see addressed by the minds and pens I so admire, is that of whether a religion which is, by its very charter and guiding document, dedicated to the violent repression and extermination of other religions (or even variants of itself) can itself claim equal protection conceded to other religions under the banner of civil liberties.
It seems to me to be very much like using democracy to install socialism, which, once installed, immediately seeks to eradicate democracy (with very rare and laudable examples such as Honduras - and you can't say Zelaya didn't do his best).
If, by any chance you deem fit to publish this letter, I quickly (and most politely) request that any reader who claims that Mohammedanism is a peaceful religion be so kind as to not treat us all as idiots. Although the great majority of the public may indeed be, I would hazard a guess that among reader of Scragged the percentage is much lower.
As long as professional politicians are allowed to make a career of Congress, we will never be able to make constructive changes in the way Congress operates.
There is ONLY ONE infallible way to eliminate careeerism in Congress, and that is to do a VOTER-IMPOSED term limit on every seat in Congress. We must NEVER REELECT any Congressman or Senator, NEVER!
Whether he is a good guy, or a bum. Whether he has served only one term or ten. Whether he is a Republican, Democrat, moderate, Indie, Greenie, or 3rd party. Simply NEVER REELECT ANYONE IN CONGRESS. Vote only for challengers.
If we do this for 3 or 4 election cycles, and reduce the reelection rates of incumbents from the current 95% down to 60%, they will absolutely get the message, and may give us a bill for a Congressional Term Limits Amendment. If they don’t, we only need to keep it up and NEVER REELECT, which gives us TERM LIMITS by default! Which is a "voter-imposed term limit".
This is the only unstoppable, infallible way to make term limits happen! The American voter must IMPOSE TERM LIMITS on Congress, by NEVER REELECTING anyone in Congress.
In other words, don't let anyone serve more than one term. That's the only way to teach them that the voter is their boss! and that Congress as a career WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!.
Let’s wise up, and start voting for our country! Not for a party, not for a politician, not for an issue.
Not for any incumbent. NEVER REELECT ANYONE IN CONGRESS!
Forget about who wins the White House. It is in the Congress where the changes need to be made. The 95% reelection rate in Congress has created a corrupt, arrogant class of professional politicians who are only interested in being reelected forever, regardless of the country’s problems.
One of the reasons our government is permanently dominated by that class of professional politicians who make a career of getting reelected forever, is that WE, THE VOTERS, are all obsessed with party politics. When has party politics done us any good? Look at the mess we are in!
Half of us are straight-ticket Democrats, the other half are straight-ticket Republicans, and the few 'Independents' in between are uselessly spread out among Libertarians, Greens, so-called “moderates”, 3rd parties, etc, and it has been this way for years and years.
Let’s wise up, and start voting for our country! NEVER REELECT ANYONE IN CONGRESS!
I have a job. I do what they tell me, they pay me. I pay taxes and the government spends my taxes without asking me. In order to keep my job, I must pass random urine tests now and then. I have no problem with this.
What I do have a problem with is giving my taxes to people who can't pass a urine test. If I have to pass a test to earn the money which pays for welfare, shouldn't welfare people have to pass a test to get my money?
I have no problem helping people get back on their feet, "a hand up, not a hand out" is just fine with me. I have a big problem giving money to someone sitting around doing drugs while I work to support him or her.
How much money would the state save if people had to pass a urine test to get a welfare check or food stamps?
We'd name the program, "Urine or You're Out."