House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) chatted with National Review this week, and shared his thoughts on the proposed Cordoba House a couple of blocks from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. Cantor gave the kind of thoughtful, well-reasoned response we've come to expect from the GOP leader.
"Everybody knows America's built on the rights of free expression, the rights to practice your faith, but come on. The World Trade Centers were brought down by Islamic extremists, uh, radicals who were bent on killing Americans and accomplished that in unimaginable ways. I think it is the height of insensitivity, uh, and unreasonableness to allow for the construction of a mosque on the site of the World Trade Center bombings.
"I mean, come on."
So basically, this country was certain principles such as freedom of religion and expression, but we can throw them out the window when "I mean, come on" comes on?
Good to know.