If The Church Lady is in need to educate herself on Islam, I would recommend to The Church Lady to read at least following two books: Why I Am Not a Muslim- by Ibn Warraq ; and The Sword of the Prophet-by Serge Trifkovic. Both are available at Amazon at bargain prices.
And do not forget to include in the proclamation, op-ed and reflection, the Armenian Genocide of 1915 committed by the Turkic Muslim Ottomans, when the entire Cristian Armenian population of Western Armenia(now Eastern Turkey) was wiped out of their historical Homeland for 3000 years, their civilization completely destroyed and their land and property stolen.
"This election season is critical, and momentum is against elitist career politicians."
We are at a point that we can not have positive change trough election. Yes we have the constitution but as you correctly mentioned, is subject to interpretation by humans. Politicians, as a practitioners of one of the oldest professions, will always say everything you want to hear before the election, and do their bidding after that. President B.H.Obama is stark example of this same behavior, when he promised to different constituency what they wanted to hear, and once in office did exactly the opposite for most of the thinks promised. It is going to be revolution at some point, not necessarily bloody though, that will bring the change. We still lack leader(s) for this. That is the good news. The bad news is that the same new leaders will turn professional politicians shortly after, unless new political tools and system, that will function differently from the current one are introduced. Here are some ideas:One term limit; no financed political campaigns; no election for any position above local (city or district) level; all higher political positions (governors, senators, president) to be filled by appointments by the political body (elected or appointed) one tier bellow; no entitlements, pension or special benefits other then salary and health coverage. I can continue go on but think i made my point which is, politics must be turned in such an unappealing unattractive business, that only the ones with affinity and desire to sacrifice in the name of Service to their fellow human being citizens, to apply for the job. Minimum IQ score and education should be a must.
To expand on the topic, would recommend "The sword of the prophet" by Serge Trifkovic. We may well need another Gates of Vienna to stop this invasion.
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