Wednesday, July 25, 2012

No Comments Kline?

While John Kline (MN-R) continues his vow of silence regarding anything outrageously wrong uttered by fellow peer Michele Bachmann like her recent comments accusing a State Department official of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood....he seems to have a lot to say regarding other's comments....

So which is it, did his campaign spokesman Troy Young lie when he said "He [Kline] doesn't comment on other people's comments," , or did he just want Kline to dodge an ideology bullet of supporting Bachmann's far right unreality?

Wouldn't it be nice to see Kline show real leadership instead of pathetically having his campaign spokesperson falling on the 'no comment' duct tape?

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."


Minnesota Central said...

Representative Kline may be silent, but others are not.

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Dear Rep. Bachman, Rep. Franks, Rep. Gohmert, Rep. Rooney and Rep. Westmoreland:

The 42 undersigned religious, secular, interfaith, advocacy, legal and community organizations are united by our work to protect religious freedom for all. As such, we write to raise our voices in protest of your recent letters regarding prominent American Muslim individuals and organizations. These letters question the loyalty of faithful Americans based on nothing more than their religious affiliations and what is at best tenuous evidence of their associations. As such, your actions have serious implications for religious freedom and the health of our democracy. In your open letters to the inspectors general of the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Defense, and Justice, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, you call for an investigation into individuals and organizations that you claim may have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The basis for these claims comes primarily from reports by the Center for Security Policy, known for its consistently anti-Muslim agenda. Those you accuse -- including Ms. Huma Abedin and leaders of the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Muslim Advocates -- have long-standing histories of positive and committed work to strengthen the United States of America. Furthermore, we take offense to the implications of your actions for the American Muslim community as a whole, as you give momentum to “guilt by association” accusations and betray our foundational religious freedoms. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) spoke well of the vision of America jeopardized by your approach when he said : “When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it.”
More recently, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) provided a much-needed reminder about what religious freedom means in the United States : “…the First Amendment
prohibits the government from making a distinction between what is a ‘good religion’ and what is a ‘bad religion.’”
Far from supporting the safety of our country, these accusations distract us from examining legitimate threats using proven, evidence-based security strategies. Moreover, we know all too well the danger of casting suspicion on loyal and innocent Americans simply because they hold particular beliefs. We will not stand idly by and allow our country to revive federal investigations into innocent individuals based on their religious adherence. We will continue to speak out in support of people of all faiths and no faith, and the religious freedom of all Americans to practice — or choose not to practice
— a religion without fear of criticism or suspicion.

Minnesota Central said...

The letter was signed by :

African American Ministers in Action
American Atheists
American Baptist Churches
USA American Civil Liberties Union
American Humanist Association
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Atheist Alliance of America
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Camp Quest
Catholics for Choice
Center for Inquiry
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada
Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians, Inc. (CHAI)
Dignity USA
Disciples Justice Action Network
Equal Partners in Faith
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations
Faith in Public Life
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Hindu American Foundation
Interfaith Alliance
Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers
National Council of Jewish Women
New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good
People for the American Way
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Office Of Public Witness
Rabbis for Human Rights-North America
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Secular Coalition for America Secular
Student Alliance
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
Society for Humanistic Judaism
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)

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Isn't it remarkable that so many Religious Organizations can express their views, but Representative Kline would rather adhere to Reagan's Eleventh Commandment -- NEVER SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT A FELLOW REPUBLICAN.

The Kline message is clear ... It’s not about WHO gets elected it’s about OUSTING Barack Obama .... “Barack bad, GOP good.”

RepresentiveKline's silince is more about preserving the entrenched interests in Washington that RepresentiveKline truly Represents.