Friday, October 22, 2010

Off To The Re-education Camp Comrade

Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate

Read this article. This nursing student from Grand Rapids posted an ad at her church seeking a Christian roommate. Evidently it is illegal in Michigan to place an ad for a roommate based on religion.

The case was brought to the attention of the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan. From there it has been referred to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights so that we can get to the bottom of this hurtful bigotry.

Reading the article it all seems absurd. It does, that is, until you get to this part:

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan might ask for an initial reimbursement of $300 for time spent on the issue and training for the woman, in addition to pulling down the ad, Haynes said.


By my count they are violating at least 4 of this woman's constitutional rights:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (violation #1) ; or abridging the freedom of speech (#2) , or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble (#3) , and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use (#4) , without just compensation.

the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution

Some may argue that #4 is a stretch but I do not. I think that since the government is dictating what she can do with her living space and deciding who she can choose to live with, they are in effect taking it for public use.

So, not only are they violating her constitutional rights, they are going to send her off for re-education so she can learn to be a good little comrade and get along with all of the other communists in the collective.

As a Michigander I can say this is not one of our prouder moments.


Ticker said...

If she had advertised for a Muslim or a lesbian not one damn word would have been said. But what do you expect from a libtard state such as Michagan, filled with Muslims and lawbreaking congressional representatives.

Chuck said...

Ticker, I should be offended - it is my state. You are dead on though. Luckily I am tucked away here in a fairly conservative West Michigan although you an see from the article that even we have our share of idiots here too.

Ticker said...

I feel for you my friend!
You folks in the west need to secede from the rest of the Socialist State of Misery and send the idiots in the west to the east and central where they belong. Detroit should suit them fine.

Brooke said...

WTHell is going on?!? She can choose to hang out with or do business with whomever she pleases...

I can't even wrap my head around this. Once again, we are shown exactly WHO it is OK to discriminate against, aren't we?

Gramma 2 Many said...

So my question when I read this article yesterday was. She posted this in her church, not a public newspaper. Someone within the church had to have had issue with it or how else would it ever became known?
Nice to know there are even eyes in church watching your every move. More and more like the USSR every day.

Phill Senters said...

I think all Americans should be outraged at such ridiculous rules and over-regulation by people who have evidently lost all touch with reality.

Chuck said...

Ticker, quite frankly Detroit has sucked the lives out of us for years

Brooke, it's essentially a thought crime

Gramma, this was my wife's first response too but it is possible the church had outside people in it - a bake sale, etc

Phil, some people would see this and think "about time"

MK said...

Unbelievable, it's like some sort of communist shithole where komrade and the rest of the bastards dictate how you live your life.

Can't someone sue the bastards for this?

cube said...

I can't wrap my head around this unbelievable invasion of this woman's privacy. I hope she prevails in the court and the American public prevails in the common sense department. This PC crap needs to end.

Chuck said...

Cube, it's incredible isn't it?

BB-Idaho said...

Unbelievable. In her own church newspaper yet? I guess I was mistaken that you can advertise for whatever traits you seek.
I know a lot of women that missed out when they requested a where did I leave my pipe and Prince