Article II, Section 2: "...he (the President) shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."
Just last week, Sarah Palin is seen on camera telling an Alaskan woman that she was working to "...elect candidates that understand the constitution."
Today, we hear, a woman who appears to be this same Sarah Palin urging, "Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque?"
Does Ms. Palin not understand the Constitution? Congress is prohibited from making any laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion, and the President has absolutely no power to establish laws AT ALL -- not in the Constitution. He should not offer an opinion... he should simply, as he has done, restate the content of the Constitution. Ms. Palin should take the time to read the US Constitution and stop cynically trying to stir up political controversy.
If I understand the Constitution, then I may not like KKK, but I have to support their right to assemble peaceably, and to exercise their freedom of speech. If I understand the Constitution, I may not like Larry Flynt, but I have to support his right to publish. I'm not a big fan of ANY organized religion, but if I understand the Constitution, then I have to support the right of religious groups to freely exercise their beliefs.
Ms. Palin -- I think you DO understand the Constitution, at least in the fundamental way that I understand the document. I don't think you're a constitutional scholar (Obama IS a constitutional scholar) but you don't really have to exercise the discipline to understand the intent of the authors of the document. NO LAWS REGARDING RELIGION.
Ms. Palin... I think you're just trying to stir up discontent and to appeal to the dark prejudice of ignorance. Somehow you believe this will help your political agenda... it may for the immediate future. But can't you, and the dozens of other power grabbers look at the bigger picture?
I wrote in a earlier blog about this quote, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." This is the bigger picture. Ms. Palin, you are a divider. You and your ilk are destroyers, not builders. You are the problem. You would wreck the car to stop the squeak! I wonder just what you understand at all... test yourself. Do you recognize that quote? Take a little quiet time... think about it.