Long ago the once great Roman Empire collapsed in the West bringing over 800 years of darkness, anarchy and other Somalia-like chaos. During this time a new governing system, based on the nobility, came to power. To support themselves, the nobles created a tax system in which the peasants were ether tined to the land as serfs or owned outright as slaves. These peasants were to create wealth (food and property more then money at the time) which was then confiscated almost in it's entirety. Then c
The above is known as Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression; Constitution of the United States of America. To deny Muslims the right to build this mosque is, if nothing else, a gross violation of Constitutional Law. Our gov't can't establish any 1 or number of religions as official, our gov't can't establish any 1 or any or number of religions as preferred over any 1 or number of other religions and most relevant to the subject at hand, our gov't can't bar anyone from practicing t
Since '62 Cuba has suffered under the US Trade/Travel Embargo. During the hight of the Cold War, the Soviets took off much of the pressure but after the Fall in '91 that all changed. The military, once a world class force and celebrated to this day as liberators in Africa, was forced to drastically downsize. The economy fell apart up as trade fell off. The people grew poor, humbled by crushing poverty.
As the years went by, increased trade with the Europeans, Canadians, Mexicans and South Ameri