Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sarah Palin

"Freedom of religion is integral to our charters of liberty. We don't need to agree with each other on theological matters, but tolerating each other without unnecessarily provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society."  Sarah Palin

There are several things wrong  with Mrs Palin's oft expressed view regarding the Florida Pastor's Koran burning. First, Islam is not a religion. If  it was a mere religion there would be no reason for this blog to exist. Secondly, exercising an opposition to an ideology forcing prohibitions on us is not an unnecessary provocation. Thirdly, the First Amendment is most importantly applied to speech we find objectionable or even insulting. If  Mrs. Palin was being faithful to her own  reasoning, she would be voicing an opposition to the Koran in the interest of a civil society. 

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