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To: Olog-hai

If the constituents have a problem with the decisions made, then they need to get their acts together.

If you don’t like that system and are really concerned about Tarrant County, you can see if you can get yourself made king.


10 posted on 01/11/2019 7:45:36 AM PST by Hieronymus ((It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G. K. Chesterton))
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To: Hieronymus
If “that system” is populated with RINOs, then it is more a problem with the RINOs than the system.

There was a resolution by the Tarrant County GOP-e in support of Shahid two months ago that is filled with rhetoric that the Democratic Party has uttered in recent years.
Be It Resolved: The GOP should expand beyond tribal boundaries.

… Because Dr. Shafi is Muslim, he has been invited to and attended public events which are sponsored and attended by all stripes of Muslim folks. The appointment has attracted unwanted attention, and a motion to remove Dr. Shafi from his position.

Though Dr. Shafi is well-known to many people in the NE corner of Tarrant County, I did not know him when he was appointed, and most of the folks in the executive committee (which comprises all the county’s precinct chairs), did not know him. That means I and many others have an automatic knee-jerk negative reaction. And that is not racist or bigoted. There are plenty of good people for jobs like that who are known to the body, so why go get an unknown unless it is to deliberately make some sort of point? […]

[P]utting someone who is not “of my tribe” in a leadership position is a much trickier question. Policy and emphasis on what issues are addressed will change when we put someone from a different background in office. People from other parts of the world are often far more “communitarian” in their outlook, and more naturally adopt policies that a native Texan would question. […]

One must remember that one of our ongoing needs in the political world is to seek and promote moderate voices from the Muslim world. Those who have sought to remove Dr. Shafi have taken the position that all Muslim folk are sleeper cells, designed to lull us into accepting them as freedom-loving so they can slowly take over and implement Sharia. This view is not completely without basis. Paris today is far less safe than it was a couple of years ago when I visited than it was the first time I visited in 1983, and the change is due mostly to areas of the city where militant Muslims dominate. Thus, I must explicitly reject the assertion that anyone disagreeing with my positions on this matter is a bigot. Rational people can disagree on this issue.

The problem with this view is that it assumes all of Islam’s adherents have adopted Wahhabism, believing in the convert-or-die approach. But not every Muslim believes that…no more than every Christian wants to stone homosexuals. …
Lots of twisting and turning to justify a position.
16 posted on 01/11/2019 8:11:22 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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