Here, you are urged and encouraged to run your mouths about something important.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Conservatives in America are constantly told that elections have consequences when they express their outrage over the Obama administration's policies and Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress. One would assume that elections have consequences in the Netherlands too. In June there, Geert Wilders's PVV Freedom Party made huge gains.

From his website:
After weeks of discussions among the leading Dutch political parties following the June 9th general elections, a minority conservative ruling coalition has been formed. This gives Geert Wilders' PVV Freedom party some important leverage. This is largely due to the significant seat tallies, 24 that the PVV garnered in the new Hague Parliament, as well as the significant continuing rise in Wilders' and the PVV popularity among voters in the Netherlands.
So as Wilders is surging in popularity in the Netherlands, he's also surging in popularity with a large cross section of Americans who oppose the Ground Zero Mosque. That reality has manifested itself in Wilders being scheduled to appear at the protest there on September 11th. This is apparently lost or disregarded by former General Secretary of Nato, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer who seems somewhat reluctant to embrace the 'elections have consequences' mantra. Via Dutch News:
De Hoop Scheffer, a Christian Democrat and former foreign minister, says he is personally against the building of a mosque close to Ground Zero. But he thinks it inadvisable for Wilders to speak as he will be seen as representing the Netherlands.
One of the consequences of the elections in the Netherlands is the rise in popularity of Wilders in the United States, where we still have a First Amendment.

Scheffer is the one who should think twice before speaking.

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