Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Via Best of the Web:
Antiwar protesters burned and ripped up flags, flowers and patriotic signs at a Sept. 11 memorial that residents erected on a fence along Whittier Boulevard days after the terrorist attacks in 2001 and have maintained ever since.
What part of the First Amendment protects this? This is why I think that absolute devotion to rights, may be shortsighted. We rely on debate to show the falsity of detestable ideas, but if we tolerate them too much, and they take hold, their proponents won't be so open minded when they have power. Venezuela is the latest example, and our universities are proving the point every day. It's fine to print criticism and answers in Best of the Web, but action to defend the rights of the Pro-Americans is also required at times. Maybe that's why so many of these people hate seeing the cops around--they might decide to protect someone else's rights to free speech.


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