Good luck appeasing these guys Lindsay.
Even some of those who wholeheartedly endorse the principle of freedom of speech tend to leave open the door to censorship, political correctness, and oppressive regulation by accepting the possibility of ‘responsible limitations’ to such freedom. “We must,” they say, “accept that some usages of free speech can cause offense, hurt, and anger etc. and we must therefore have some sort of rules in order to avoid this.”
Just what those ‘responsible limitations’ consist of remains rather nebulous, and any hundred people will probably come up with close to a hundred differing opinions as to the nature of just what restrictions should be considered responsible.
In any society there are restrictions of a voluntary nature, which relate to courtesy and manners consistent with the mores of that society.
Senator Lindsay Graham had this to say about the burning of a Koran by some otherwise unknown pastor in a small obscure church somewhere in the backwoods south of Dogpatch:
I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable, free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During WW2 we had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy. … so I look forward to working with Senator Kerry, Reid and others to condemn this, condemn violence all over the world based on the name of religion …So just who is inspiring the enemy?
It appears to me that the most likely culprit is Graham himself as well as the persons he is so looking forward to working with, along with the majority of the old media, liberals, and PC whipped members of the public. These are the useful idiots who want to curtail the freedoms and rights of Americans to appease ‘the religion of peace’ which has no intention of being appeased.
While the actions of Pastor Jones were gratuitous and publicity seeking, he has done nothing wrong unless he stole the book. The very idea that he killed or was responsible for the killing of around thirty people in Afghanistan is ludicrous. There was little publicity given to his action and most people only found out about it when the riots occurred.
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Buffoons Like Graham act the way they do because they have no guiding principle other than expedience and thus regard the kneejerk reaction as the way to go. The action of allying himself with authoritarians like Reid and Kerry really should make the guy realise that he is on the wrong track, but some RINOs never learn.