Where are all the conservatives who usually scream about the federal government getting involved in state and local affairs? Conservatives should tell the government that Tennessee does not need its money and this redistribution of wealth. Where are all the accusations of socialism now? I thought all you states' rights people hated the federal government.
As many of us have figured out, L4F is not really a Libertarian by any received definition. The Libertarian Party's website, for example, states that their goal is "a system which encourages all people to choose what they want from life; that lets them live, love, work, play, and dream their own way."
L4F has no truck with true Libertarian philosophy. His hateful way is the only way. He is really a Dixiecrat.
If I were a libertarian, which at its best is a serious, respectable, and tolerant tradition tracing its intellectual roots back to Locke, Adam Smith, Hayek, etc., I would be ashamed at this circus barker who calls himself "Libertarians4freedom," who is more properly described as an old-style Confederate and southern racist. Have you no sense of decency, sir?
Get your white sheet out, L4F, and have your bs god bless 'the south.' america, the world, and much of the south left you behind a long time ago.
L4F, America is coming together, despite your hate and ignorance. Birtherism is about racist conspiracy theory insanity, period. Chet123 and Leaf, thanks for calling this blithering idiot out.
Please give it a break for today, as America comes together. Tomorrow you can get back to spewing your un-American hatred for all who think or look different from you.
Yes we can!!
Rolando-- People all over the world laud our traditions of openness and tolerance in America. Generally favorable world opinion is part of what makes us a superpower and allows us to underwrite the international order.
Local business opinion, of course, should and would regret if our region, an aspiring node in the 21st-century economy, become labeled as backward and unwelcoming in the international news and papers. A reputation for intolerance is bad for business and jobs. Let's keep the economy of Chattanooga growing, bringing prosperity to our citizens, by showing the national and international business community that we are an open, welcoming city where people would want to live and invest.
esaletnik, you raise an important point. How Chattanoogans handle this issue may well help decide how we are viewed by the rest of the country and the world--as either a thriving 21st century city filled with welcoming people, an epitome of the "New South," or a throwback to the Jim-Crow era of fear, division, and intolerance, a disturbing reminder of the persistence of the "Old South" and a reason why outside businesses and people might want to think first before investing their capital and skills here.
rockyswife, please tell us that your post about The Plan" of Muslims to infiltrate university towns, indoctrinate students, etc., is actually a parody of conspiracy-theory views.
I too appreciate your coming forward. As I am sure your are aware, there are some ignorant and intolerant opinions expressed in this forum. I would like to believe that such views are fringe opinions here in Chattanooga, and that the Islamic center will be welcomed by all people of goodwill in the region.