Feb 6, 2006

The State Department Vs. The People

"I'm saying now, we find them offensive. And we certainly understand why Muslims would find these images offensive... " "we, as a Government, have made our views known on the question of these images. We find them offensive. We understand why others may find them offensive. We have urged tolerance and understanding...[sic]"

Sean McCormack - State Department Spokesman - 3 February 2006

"For it is a central tenet of the First Amendment that the government must remain neutral in the marketplace of ideas" - FCC v. PACIFICA FOUNDATION, 438 U.S. 726 (1978)

Perhaps Mr. McCormack the State Department should respect the freedom and rights of the people and do it's utmost to promote the free flow of ideas and opinions instead of trying to promote or urge tolerance and understanding. Our nation's forefathers gave their lives for freedom and liberty and not for diversity, tolerance or understanding. Shame on you.

Instead of shamelessly attempting to appease the offended with your words you might heed the words of Justice Holmes who wrote his dissenting opinion in ABRAMS v. U S , 250 U.S. 616 (1919)

"...when men have realized that time has upset many fighting faiths, they may come to believe even more than they believe the very foundations of their own conduct that the ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas-that the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out."

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