Many libertarians tip-toe lightly around the topic of Muslims immigrating to the United States. We are a deeply polarized group in this regard, with passions ranging from strict ‘open border’ utopianism, to seemingly nationalistic rage against any allowances thereof. Pragmatically, I fall somewhere in the middle — not by designs on retaining social media followers — but, because of legitimate questions based upon my own research and knowledge of that religion. If I were more concerned about retaining “Likes” on my Facebook page, why then would I dare launch The Pragmatic Libertarian with the following? —TPL
I launch “The Pragmatic Libertarian” with the following questions:
On March 28, 2010, nine members of the Christian militia, Hutaree, were arrested and charged with crimes including seditious conspiracy against the United States.
In mosques all across America, Muslim clerics are openly advocating the replacement of The US Constitution with Sharia law, by mass immigration and legislative attrition, and in some cases, by armed conflict.
SHOULD THESE CLERICS AND THEIR FOLLOWERS BE HELD TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS THE US GOVERNMENT HELD THE HUTAREE?
Consider this legal definition of “Sedition”:
“A term of law which refers to overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority as tending toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority.”
Additionally, several American-based Islamic foundations have been found funding terror groups, overseas, including Hamas and al-Qaeda. According to the US Constitution:
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
SHOULD THESE ISLAMIC GROUPS AND THEIR PARTICIPANTS BE TRIED FOR THE CRIME OF TREASON?
The Pragmatic Libertarian is . . . READY to defend your right to worship any god, in any manner you so please – so long as your religious agenda does not include as its aim to legislatively impose your beliefs, doctrines, dogmas or morals onto those who are not part of your faith. The government should never interfere with or restrict religious activities that do not themselves interfere with other citizens’ lives or properties. Government must never establish a state religion, or respect one faith above another, and NEVER allow any religious group to impose its doctrines on others, legislatively.
The Pragmatic Libertarian is . . . PREPARED to make an EXCEPTION to allowing the free exercise of religion to any religious group whose stated intention is to overturn the Constitution of the United States, and to replace it with its own theocratic form of government, either by force, or by legislative attrition. Any such religion should be considered an “enemy of The United States,” and its privileges must be rescinded, charters revoked, and its advocates charged with either sedition or treason.