Jul 28, 2010

A Libertarian Take on the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque"

From the LP blog:

Recently, there has been uproar over plans to build an Islamic cultural center blocks away from Ground Zero in New York City. While the city council and Mayor Bloomberg are in favor of this project, conservative leaders such as Sarah Palin and other media pundits criticize its location by stating it's “ too raw, too real.”

Many of the same people who are attempting to block this project also hold great reverence for the Founding Fathers. However, the Founding Fathers undertook great risks to secure religious tolerance for our country, something they were not granted in Britain.

This entire debate rests on two founding principles: religious freedom and property rights.

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