Herman Cain Got It Right on the Right to Ban Mosques

A common assumption is that a national right of freedom of religion is afforded by the U.S. Constitution.  Regarding the Ground Zero mosque, how many times have we heard that though the imam has the right to build it, maybe that wouldn't be the wisest decision?  Speaking at the 2010 White House iftar dinner, Barack Obama commented not on the wisdom, but on the supposed right: But let me be clear. As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are. The writ of the Founders must endure. Now...(Read Full Article)

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