“This is offensive!”
I hear this all the time from liberals online, usually in response to something true that I’ve posted that sort of punches their worldview in the face.
In Breitbart fashion I respond: So?
Sometimes people in the Ann Coulter tag on tumblr start talking about how someone should “shut that b*tch up” and wondering why she’s “still allowed to talk?”
My response: The First Amendment.
You don’t have a right to not be offended, you don’t have a right to not be insulted, and you really don’t have a right to tell me it’s illegal to criticize your religion, your behavior, or anything else I choose.
For some reason liberals and Muslims both would like the government, in some way, to stop me from saying things that offend them.
Liberals want “hate speech” (defined by them of course) to be banned, “cyber-bullying” to be prosecuted, and call anyone who criticized Obama a racist, effectively trying to shut down their ability to speak freely.
Muslims in the United States think that pesky “First Amendment” thing just doesn’t apply to people mocking their religion apparently.
America’s free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee.
Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression – such as the burning of Korans — in war time:
“When a nation is at war, many things that might be said in times of peace are a hindrance to this effort,” Rashid said on March 19 at Howard University. “And their utterance will not be endured so long as men fight and…no court can regard them as protected by any constitutional right.”
The topic of the March 19 event at Howard University was titled, “The Limits of Free Speech in a Global Era: Does America’s Free Speech Model Endanger Muslim Americans?”
“Our understanding of free speech today is not some long-held 227- or 235-year understanding,” said Rashid, a member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America, who presented a paper titled “In Harm’s Way: The Desperate Need to Update America’s Current Free Speech Model.”
– CNS News
And before you start saying that this is just a fringe group and that Muslim Americans aren’t really trying to subvert our freedom of speech or institute Sharia law in the United States, take a look at this poll from October of last year.
Nearly half of 600 Muslim-American citizens polled who plan to vote in the 2012 presidential election believe parodies of Muhammad should be prosecuted criminally in the U.S., and one in eight say the offense is so serious violators should face the death penalty.
The results came in a groundbreaking scientific poll for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. It was taken Oct. 22-26 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.98 percentage points.
The poll also found 40 percent of Muslims in America believe they should not be judged by U.S. law and the Constitution, but by Shariah standards.
And those weren’t the only disturbing things that this poll uncovered, but I’ll let you read through the results yourself.
And then you have high ranking members of CAIR (the Council for American-Islamic Relations) saying things like this:
“If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” said Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch.
The head of the St. Louis CAIR suggesting, last August, that they needed a “social media task force” that would:
“Report anti Islamic and anti Muslim content on the internet to appropriate authorities to take action to remove it and go after those who post it online and prosecute and take actions according to the Shariah ruling.”
Have I mentioned that members of CAIR have visited the White House at least 20 times since 2009? Despite the fact that the FBI cut ties to the organization in early 2009 after CAIR was found to have ties to the terrorist organization, Hamas, which is currently bombing our ally, Israel.
Oh and over 80% of those polled, that I mentioned earlier, said they were either definitely going to vote for Obama or were leaning toward voting for him.
Some people have all the right enemies and some people have all the wrong friends.
Guess which side of the equation I think this falls on.
These are not people who are friendly to America, unless by “friendly” you mean biding their time until they can take over.
Freedom of speech? Yeah, sure, you can have that…if I approve of what you have to say.