Given Power, House Republicans Go Mosque Silent
The political blog That’s My Congress noted last November that, although many Republicans had made opposition to the building of mosques a campaign issue in the congressional campaigns of 2010, no Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives had actually introduced legislation to ban the building of mosques.
On the campaign trail, they shouted that there ought to be a law making it illegal for these mosques to be built. They blasted Democrats for not passing any laws to ban the building of mosques, and suggested that, if, by gum, they were elected, things would be different.
Then, many Republicans were elected to Congress. Still there was no anti-mosque legislation in Congress.
That was November, to be fair. The new Republicans weren’t in office yet. The House Republican majority wasn’t installed yet. Maybe the anti-mosque Republicans were just waiting until they had the power to do something.
Let’s check on that… searching the Library of Congress legislative database…
Nope. Not one single bill has been written by any member of either house of Congress to do anything to stop any mosque anywhere from being built.
As for myself, I don’t have a problem with that. I support the Constitution, including freedom of religion. I wonder how the Tea Party zealots feel about it, though.