Count me with the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe that they have the right to build that mosque just two blocks from the site of one of the worst mass murders in history made in the name of their religion, but that they shouldn’t.
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Ever since computers and Adobe products got so powerful, that’s one of the first things any instructor would tell their students about using the software.
It goes double for exercising your constitutional rights.
Over at The Corner, Jonah Goldberg explains it well:
But there’s one point that I haven’t seen made that I think is really worth reminding people of. Simply: This is an incredibly tolerant country and, it has shown remarkable tolerance since 9/11. There has been no “anti-Muslim” backlash.
And yet, to listen to the proponents of the Cordoba House tell it, you’d think this country desperately needs to prove its tolerance. That this is some important gesture, some critical test of our ability to treat Muslims fairly.
This is a crock. [emphasis in original]
Read the whole thing. If you don’t believe America has been extremely tolerant, imagine if “Christian” terrorists had committed a similar act in any majority-Muslim country. There wouldn’t be any Christians left in that country a week later – alive.