"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Taking a break from taking a break...

ROME (Reuters) - A far-right Italian senator vowed on Thursday to stage a "Pig Day" protest against the planned construction of a mosque in the northern city of Bologna.

Roberto Calderoli of the anti-immigrant Northern League party said he was ready to bring his own pig to "defile" the site where the mosque will be built.

"I am making myself and my pig available for a walk at the site where they want to build the mosque," Calderoli, who is the vice chairman of Italy's Senate, said in a statement.