…therefore, we should curtail some of those freedoms.
The Koran-burning stunt by that Florida preacher elicited two entirely predictable responses: 1) Angry Muslims rioting in the streets, and 2) US politicians calling for the curtailment of some of our allegedly Constitutionally protected freedoms. Of the latter, we have the Senate’s Junior Maverick, fighting for truth and justice and war without end:
In Afghanistan, at least for now, the deadly violence appears to have abated. But in this country, Jones’ actions have raised questions about what constitutes responsible free speech. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CBS Sunday Morning that that’s an issue he plans to take up in Congress.
“I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable,” he said. “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During World War II, you had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy.”
Here’s another idea. If you’re so concerned about people being killed by pointless violence in Afghanistan, Lindsey, you could take up the issue of the ongoing criminal occupation of that country in Congress and vote to get the fuck out. But no, that’s clearly not an option. That would mean the terrists would win, and we can’t have that. Better to put limits on some of the few remaining freedoms we the inhabitants of the Homeland are still allowed.
I think Lindsey and his neocon cohorts in Congress should get together and have themselves a little barbecue, too. Maybe throw a copy of the Constitution, which they’re so laughably sworn to defend, on the grill.