Since Dec 5, 2003

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Living in the heart of the beast, on Laffayette Square, St Louis.

"I write separately only to express my view that the very notion of a ‘substantial effects’ test under the Commerce Clause is inconsistent with the original understanding of Congress’ powers and with this Court’s early Commerce Clause cases. By continuing to apply this rootless and malleable standard, however circumscribed, the Court has encouraged the Federal Government to persist in its view that the Commerce Clause has virtually no limits. Until this Court replaces its existing Commerce Clause jurisprudence with a standard more consistent with the original understanding, we will continue to see Congress appropriating state police powers under the guise of regulating commerce." -Justice Clarence Thomas

Ya know, I think the biggest mystery to me in all of this is, how anyone with even two brain cells to rub together can avoid seeing through the garbage that the Islamists keep throwing our way. I can only conclude that any and every person that buys into their lies is thoroughly, unrepentantly and possibly irredeemably evil. I'm not buying ignorance as an excuse anymore, I'm not even gonna give them a pass for mental illness or disability. I've tried so hard to remain calm and moderate, avoiding hateful rhetoric and saying things like, "that would make us no better than them". I'm nearing my "tipping point". I don't want to wish ill on any innocents but I'm beginning to believe that some people just have to die so that others can live in peace and I believe that the ones to die should be them. Am I wrong for feeling this way? I feel less human for having said it but when they continue to choose evil I may not be able uphold the standards of western tolerance much longer. Is this what it means to be "radicalized"?

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property-either as a child, a wife, or a concubine-must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proseltyzing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science-the science against which it had vainly struggled-the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

-Winston Churchill