Sunday, October 17, 2010

Geert Wilders, Oath Keepers, Patty Murray and The Seattle Weekly

Sunday here in Seattle is turning out to be sunny and cool, an altogether beautiful day.

In the news: I came across another article about the Geert Wilders trial: Europe needs a First Amendment. Evidently, this trial has been causing a ruckus over in Europe. David Horowitz, the Drudge Report and Pajamas Media have been following it closely.
 By the way, Here is why Geert Wilders, in his own words, has called for the banning of the Koran in The Netherlands. He is not a wingnut, not a demagogue. He has read the Koran, Sharia Law, and The Hadith, and the conclusions he draws about Islam comes straight from the source. Anyone would come to the same conclusion as Wilders-only Wilders is courageous enough to speak out against this fascist ideology. And for that, he is on trial.

Also making the news today is the bizarre case of a man who had his child snatched from him by government authorities because of his affiliation with the Oath Keepers, a group who says of themselves:

"...Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution

Our motto is "Not on our watch!"..." ....(taken from their website)

This was the first I had heard of the Oath Keepers, so I checked out their web site to get a sense of what they were doing-and why the Child Services people would take a man's child away from him because he was part of such a group. To me, it looks like these people are advocating strict adherance to the Constitution...but whatever they are doing, what right does the State have to take an American citizen's child away merely for political ideology? This is chilling, indeed.

Finally, as a side note, the far left rag The Seattle Weekly printed a truly tasteless, even obscene picture of U.S. Senator Patty Murray on the cover of last Thursday's issue. If you care to see it, click here. I decided not to post it  because it's lurid and disturbing-two adjectives that consistantly apply to The Seattle Weekly. One look at the ads at the back-end of this paper will tell you all you need to now about it. "Far Left" is certainly correct, but I would also add, not only "lurid and obscene" but "deranged, misguided, narcissistic, and often wrong on the issues". As for the tasteless picture of Senator Murray, the Senator should demand an apology from The Seattle Weekly, or perhaps even file a lawsuit, if possible. I am not a big fan of Senator Murray, because of her liberal policies and voting records, but she's a human being, dammit, entitled to respect.

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