What is Nancy Pelosi thinking? She is calling for questioning- some say investigating- who is funding opposition to a Mosque being built near Ground Zero in New York.
“There is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some,” said Pelosi, “and I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded? How is this being ginned up?”
Ms. Pelosi has stated she wants information on those funding opposition to the Mosque being built. Who is going to investigate? Who is going to be investigated? What kind of information does she want? Is this an egregious abuse of power to silence expression and dissent? The threat of investigation? What right does government have to question or investigate legitimate dissent or its funding?
Ms. Pelosi, like many of her progressive Democrats, do not believe in the United States Constitution. To them, it is just a an archaic document, belonging to the past. Whether she was serious or not, her statement has a chilling effect and a negative impact on the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of expression. Since when, barring criminal, seditious, or treasonous activity, does our government have the right to investigate- or even question- people opposed to something?
Ms. Pelosi is a master at abusing her power. She has finally gone too far. The issue is no longer the building of a Mosque, freedom of religion, or taste and insensitivity. The issue now, is our right, as individuals and groups, to dissent or fund legitimate dissent. Ms. Pelosi has taken the stance that the Constitution, especially the First Amendment, is worthless.
Her comments are beyond pathetic and silly. They are egregious and dangerous. No amount of clarification, backtracking, or claims of misspeaking, can erase the ugly image of this woman demanding the investigation or questioning of legitimate dissent- or its funding.
The Republican Party should demand her immediate resignation as Speaker of the House and as a Congresswoman. The groups opposing the Mosque should demand she resign. Any intelligent citizen of this country, who deems their individual rights more important than her privilege to hold office, should demand she resign. Her comments are a detestable expression of her disdain for the oath of office she took- to uphold and defend the Constitution- and for the Constitution itself.
She, and her ilk, have proven they are not fit to govern a free people. They do not believe in freedom or liberty. If she is allowed to stay in office, what will stop her from demanding arrests for dissent? Or passing laws prohibiting legitimate dissent or its funding?
Ms. Pelosi is the most powerful person in Washington. More powerful than the President. She has been corrupted by her power and it is now time for her to leave. Or be thrown out.