A Fee For Patriotism?

Headline of the day:

Don’t pay us to be patriotic: Muslims to UPA

It seems that the central government “has proposed to offer additional grants to nearly all the 12,000 madrassas, which get Government funds, to celebrate national festivals namely Independence Day and Republic Day.”

If politicians wish to bribe or pander, they are welcome to do with their own money. But why on earth should you or I have to pay for it? Immense disgust comes.

(Link via email from Vikram Chandrashekar.)