“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press …”
George Washington said “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
On 9/11 Mohamed Atta, the main hijacker told the passengers “Just be quiet and you’ll be okay…”
Sharia imposes the death penalty for those who leave Islam. (ROT o8.1). Islam is growing – not because it’s popular, but because leaving it is hazardous to your health.
The blasphemy laws are a huge abridgement of the right to free speech. (ROT o8.7) Anything that would offend a Muslim must not be said. Of course, this has found practical application in UN Res. 16/18 and more.
In terms of freedom of the press, the Danish Muhammad cartoons excused riots and killings around the Islamic world, Molly Norris had to “disappear” as the result of drawing Muhammad and there was the assassination attempt on Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for their “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, TX.
We can slowly give away our freedoms, being over-accommodating to the ungrateful, shrill demands of a foreign culture. Should we be politically correct when people are being killed? No one has the right not to be offended.
CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) coerced the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, military and police in removing ‘offensive words’ ‘Islam, Muslim, Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic terrorism, jihad, and Sharia law’ from training materials making it hard to identify terrorists and prevent attacks under the guise of ‘sensitivity training’. Political correctness truly endangers our lives.
Do we want healthy critical thought and free expression? If you fear being called racist or an Islamophobe you will lack the integrity and courage to keep America safe and free. It is your duty to report suspicious situations.