In a video circulated among Republican activists last week, State GOP deputy chair Dave Pascoe said that if the platform resolution barring Muslims from participation in the MNGOP passed, he’d resign.
All due respect to Deputy Chair Pascoe, but I”m not resigning anything. I’m going to fight the know-nothings in the party just as hard as I do the know-nothings outside the party.
American conservatism is built around *rejecting* the ideal of collective guilt. Anyone who says “All Muslims…” do, believe or act on *anything* as a group (even if the argument is based on sound information or even logic, which these days it’s not – it relies on “information” from a series of fever-swamp websites and the sorts of “experts” you run into at last call at bars in areas with no real problems) is no better than the most worthless DFL social justice warrior and their blabbering about identity.
Think about it, if you’re so inclined; we demand (justly) that Muslims assimilate to our society. Then we tell them “But not with us!”
The idea that the soul of the party of Lincoln, Reagan, Buckley and Goldwater would be taken over by people who subscribe to collective guilt is too much to handle.
Anyone bringing this moronic resolution at SD65 is going to get their face singed.
And that, as they say, is all.
UPDATE: And to everyone out there who says “You stand for tolerating Muslims? So, what – you want to live under Islam?” That is, and you are, too stupid to bother answering. Shut up.