It is important to note 3 things:1) job creation is extremely important to the US right now. The last Republican Administration had the worst record of job creation since WWII: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bush-on-jobs-the-worst-track-record-on-record/2) Under Obama, Americans paid the least amount of taxes in 60 years. FACT: http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/taxes/2010-05-10-taxes_N.htm3) The teaparty movement calls for less government yet TN receives more mone from the federal government than Tennesseans pay in taxes. FACT: http://www.taxfoundation.org/press/show/22659.html
Lou Ann, Constitutional rights of Freedom of Religion is the law. Republicans sponsored and supported the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the state Senate last year. The law protects mosques and other religious buildings from government interference. Interesting that a group that touts itself as a proponent of the Constitution would stage such a march. Both Democratic candidates Leming and Carter, who have spoken up for the rights of local Muslims, are distinguished vets who have served with Muslims in Muslim countries, and have a great deal of experience with Muslim families and culture. Please tell us, without demagoguing all Muslims by raising the specter of 9/11, tell us your personal experience with Muslims in our community. How many Muslim families and professional associates do you have? Voters recognize personal experience is important in creating positions on issues.