15 August, 2010
Sarah, I read with interest your questions for the president. Now I have some for you.
You believe in the US constitution, don't you? You believe in people's freedom to worship as they see fit? If so, what's the problem?
You believe in small government, right? You believe that big government should get out of people's lives, don't you? If so, then what business does the president have in telling anyone what they should build where?
You make an interesting point that having the right to do something doesn't mean you should. Would you extend the same principle to – oh, let's say – gun control as well? Or would that be an attack on freedom and a trashing of the constitution? How can you try to have it both ways?
And you believe in the free market don't you? So if you object to the owners' plans for the site, why not just outbid them? Why not let the market decide?
In short, how can you justify a position on this issue that contradicts your positions on just about everything else?
I believe these are legitimate questions to ask.