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Seat Scott Brown Now!


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Tea Party Express is promoting a petition effort insisting that Scott Brown be immediately seated in the U.S. Senate.  Their petition has accumulated 27,000 signatures, it needs more.

Please add your signature to mine, copy this blog post and email it to everyone you can influence. The Democrats are desperate for a way to delay and nullify Brown’s vote in the Senate.  We must be more insistent on the immediate certification of the vote and swearing in ceremony so that Brown can begin executing the voter’s will.

Two exit polls were conducted, the results from one of them have been published.  This is how Fabrizio, McLaughlin and Associates summarized their analysis of the results.

  • Plurality of Brown voters said their vote was meant to send a message to Washington – not a vote for Brown’s candidacy
  • Voters desire to send a message was so strong, Brown is elected despite President’s higher than average image and job approval ratings and dismal job ratings for Congressional Republicans
  • Brown scored big with Independents and even edged Coakley with Union Households
  • Tea Party Movement gets mixed reviews, but Brown got overwhelming majority among its supporters
  • Despite Brown’s victory, GOP shouldn’t start dancing yet as their Congressional job approval is still dismal among Independents

poll results reveal the fact that one single message was being sent above all others.

“What SINGLE issue ABOVE ALL OTHERS helped decide your vote in this Senate Race today?”

Total Republicans Democrats Independents
Health care reform 48 55 50 45
Economy 5 4 4 5
Time for a change//Wanted someone new 5 4 2 7
Democrats//Want a Democrat//Supports Obama 4 8 3
Abortion 3 1 3 4
Republican//Want a Republican//Opposes Obama 3 6 2 4
Like Coakley//Dislike Brown//Agree with Coakley’s policies 3 1 4 2
Taxes 3 7 1 3

Opposition to Obama Don’t Care was at the top of the list, overshadows the other issues.

“What was the MOST important reason why you voted FOR Scott Brown today?”

Total GOP DEM IND
Healthcare Stance/ Against Healthcare Reform 39 40 40 38
Republican/ Dislike Democrats/ Oppose Obama 17 21 17 16
Dislike Other Candidate/Coakley 17 9 24 19
Agree With Policies 12 12 15 11

The electorate of Massachusetts sent a clear political message.  The Democrats are seeking a way to ignore that message. It is up to us to backup those voters and reinforce their clear message. We can do that by signing and promoting the Tea Party Express petition demanding the  immediate certification and swearing in of Senator elect Scott Brown.

That senate seat has been monopolized by the Democrats for nearly fifty years. Democrats outnumber Republicans among registered voters in Mass.  That fact adds great emphasis to the electoral message. We have one way to make that message more emphatic, lets do it now!

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Politics | , , | Leave a comment

Judicial Hypocrisy in India


DNA reports that the Bombay High Court upheld a state  ban on the publication of  Islam — A concept of Political World Invasion by RV Bhasin.

Freedom of expression granted by the Constitution, the bench said, should not be used to trigger “senseless destruction of lives and property and breach of public order”.

If a book describing Islamic doctrines and practices is judged to trigger violence, then what about the Qur’an, which  sanctifies and mandates genocidal terrorism?  The Calcutta Qur’an Petition was arbitrarily dismissed,. yet this case upholds this book banning.  Which is worse, a book which  perpetuates an order to engage in aggressive warfare or a book which describes its effects?  It is obvious that the wrong book was banned.

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Political Correctness | , , | Leave a comment

Geert Wilders On Trial


http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/01/geert-wilderss-speech-at-his-trial-today.html
Jihad Watch also has a five minute video in addition to the transcript.

Update 12/15/11:  While Wilders was acquitted in the second trial, Muslims are dragging the case into the U.N.  Since Fitna continues to be an exemplar of the subject matter the OIC seeks to outlaw, this subject retains its vitality.

 

The trial of Geert Wilders began January 20 ’10  and will resume February 3 unless the judge acts affirmatively on Wilders’ motion for dismissal.
At the opening of his trial, Geert Wilders spoke briefly. Two paragraphs stand out from the rest

Future generations will wonder to themselves how we in 2010, in this place, in this room, earned our most precious attainment. Whether there is freedom in this debate for both parties and thus also for the critics of Islam, or that only one side of the discussion may be heard in the Netherlands? Whether freedom of speech in the Netherlands applies to everyone or only to a few? The answer to this is at once the answer to the question whether freedom still has a home in this country.

Freedom was never the property of a small group, but was always the heritage of us all. We are all blessed by it.

As I interpret it, Geert Wilders is referring to the great risk that freedom of expression will be lost, never to be recovered, in which case future generations may take a very dim view of our generation. He also raises the issue of special privilege, the exalted status asserted by Islam.

It is not only a right, but also the duty of free people to speak against every ideology that threatens freedom. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States was right: The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

He characterized Islam as an ideology that threatens freedom, and postulated a right and duty to speak out against it. This raises  necessity as a defense. In his concluding remarks, he expressed hope that the court will allow him to call witnesses who will testify about Islam’s threat to liberty and to the truthfulness of his documentary and speeches. Thus he also raised the truth defense. If what he said is objectively true, it can not be  slander  or defamation.

The importance of this trial can not be exaggerated. Freedom of expression is at risk. While it may be lost to Holland in this trial,  this trial may set a precedent for similar trials elsewhere in Europe and perhaps even in the United States.

The ayat quoted by Wilders in Fitna and his speech to the Dutch Parliament were documented in a previous post, part of which is  reproduced below, slightly edited.  The cited ayat are listed and quoted with links to Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir.  Reasonable people, reading this evidence, can only conclude that Wilders told the truth; that his speech and documentary are factual, neither slanderous nor defaming to Islam.
In  a recent address to the Dutch Parliament, Geert Wilders cited the following  ayat, some but not all of which are quoted in his movie, Fitna.

Each of the above listed ayat is linked to ten parallel translations.

This is the  text of the violent ayat in the list above: [Links to Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir supplied when available.]

  • Riyad us-Salaheen, Book 11, Ch. 234 cites  many ahadith in proving the obligation of Jihad. It does not mention the above cited ayat, but does cite several others.  Reliance of the Traveler specifically offers 9:29 as  justification for declaring war on Jews and Christians.

    O-9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
    The caliph (o-25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o-11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,
    “Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29)

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Political Correctness | , , , , | 3 Comments

   

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