Sharron Angle Vs. Geography

Lone Star Lame Duck

Sharron Angle is just retarded, no? What other explanation can there be? She recently said, with a straight face:

“My thoughts are these, first of all, Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas are on American soil, and under constitutional law. Not Sharia law. And I don’t know how that happened in the United States,” she said. “It seems to me there is something fundamentally wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to even take hold in any municipality or government situation in our United States.”

Dearborn, Mich., has a large Muslim community. But Frankford, Texas? Well it doesn’t exist— it’s a former town that was annexed into Dallas around 1975. The former town was close to what is now the Bent Tree Country Club.

(click to continue reading Islamic law in Frankford, Texas —- Oh really? | OPINION Blog |

Frankford, Texas, is about a ten minute drive from George W. Bush’s new home on 10141 Daria Place, maybe that’s the connection? More from the Texas State Historical Assocation, that raging liberal organization1

FRANKFORD, TEXAS. Frankford was nine miles northwest of Richardson in extreme southwestern Collin County. Settlement of the area began around a campsite on the Shawnee Trail near a small spring on Halls Branch, used in the 1850s and 1860s as a stopping point and watering hole for traildrivers and other travelers. A small town developed after the Civil War at the nearby crossing of the Addison and Weber roads (later known respectively as the Dallas North Tollroad and Hilton Head Road), and a post office opened on May 11, 1880, under the name Frankford. By 1890 the town had a population of eighty-three, a steam gristmill, a corn mill, a cotton gin, a blacksmith shop, two general stores, and three churches.

The St. Louis Southwestern Railway bypassed the town in the late 1880s, however, and many Frankford residents moved to Addison, Plano, and other nearby communities. In 1904 the Frankford post office was closed, and in 1907 its lodge hall, which had served as a nondenominational church, was moved to Addison. A second church, built in the 1890s, continued to serve a predominantly Methodist congregation until 1924. By the mid-1930s the town was no longer shown on county highway maps. Its church building was restored in 1963 by the Frankford Cemetery Association, which arranged for the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion to worship there.

The city of Dallas annexed the area in 1975, and in 1990 local children attended the Plano schools. All that remained of the community in 1990 was the Frankford Church and Cemetery, adjoined by residences on three sides and by the Bent Tree Country Club to the south.

(click to continue reading Handbook of Texas Online – FRANKFORD, TX.)

Even claiming Dearbon, Michigan, as free from the laws of the United States is laughable. I doubt Sharron Angle could even find Dearborn on a map, much less talk for more than thirty seconds without saying something ridiculously, factually incorrect. I’ve been to Dearbon a few times, and while there is a large Middle Eastern community there, some of them are Lebanese Christians, etc.. No to mention that the headquarters of the notably fundamentalist Islamic organization2 Ford Motor Company is located in Dearborn.

It Pays to Play

Actually, the mayor of Dearborn responded by asking Angle to educate herself a little3

[Dearborn Mayor John ]O’Reilly appeared Monday night on CNN to defend Dearborn.

Today he gave Action News a copy of the letter he sent to Angle.

“This is the most absurd, inane answer I’ve ever heard. And she was led by the questioner, but should have been mature enough to say I don’t think that’s happening,” said O’Reilly.

O’Reilly said the last census revealed that only thirty percent of the population in Dearborn is Arab American.

“Nobody is trying to control Dearborn. Muslims have been in Dearborn, there has been a mosque in Dearborn for 90 years. So the notion that there’s this new phenomenon and Muslims are taking over America is certainly not substantiated in this community,” said O’Reilly.

(click to continue reading Dearborn Mayor John O’Reilly takes on Sharron Angle’s comments that Sharia exists in Dearborn.)

From the comments of the above cited article:

The breakdown of religious affiliation among Arab Americans is as follows: 63% Christian (35% Catholic, 18% Orthodox, 10% Protestant)  24% Muslim 13% Other; Jewish, No Affiliation

  1. kidding, of course, but in case you didn’t catch it []
  2. kidding, again []
  3. yeah, right, that’s gonna happen []

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