Free Speech is a cornerstone of liberty. To fear it’s use because others may react violently to it is to limit Free Speech. No one uses Free Speech on subjects that everyone agrees on 100%. Free Speech is protected for it’s use when another may find it controversial, or objectionalbe. Pamela Geller’s Free Speech event in Garland Texas was the true definition of what Free Speech is suppose to be, or what should be. However, two gunmen took the violent road response to it. The media, or much of the left media, blamed Pamela Geller for instigating and inviting violence by promoting a “Draw Mohammad cartoon contest”. Yet, not many blamed the attackers for their reaction to Free Speech. Yes, they were blamed for the attack, but not much blame on their being offended by it prompting their attack.
Yet, if we pick and choose what Free Speech is safe, do we really have 100% Free Speech in this country? Free Speech must be 100% with any attacks being the true blame. Many on the left are calling for a Hate Speech bill. However, there will always be someone offended by someone else’s free speech. Thus, any free speech could be accused of hate speech due to someone else’s opinion. This “limiting” of free speech must not be allowed.
A Christian baker not wanting to bake a cake for a gay couple is coined hate speech, yet insults to Christians is not. Anti-antisemitism is fashionable in our country and the rest of the world, yet, it is not called hate speech because the left is behind it. Insult a Christian, or a Jew and one is not called Christianphobe, or Jewishphobe. However, point out a problem with Islam in America or Europe as well as the Middle East and you are a Islamaphobe.
Pamela Geller is NOT an Islamaphobe. She is anti Jihad, and she is like Paul Revere. Her cartoon contest has been also coined as hate speech. Did anyone on the left, the media, even raise an eyebrow of Iran’s cartoon contest to make fun of the Holocaust? Keep in mind we are talking about cartoons. Draw a cartoon and you could be killed? The left would have you believe we must not provoke terrorism, so pull back on free speech. Yet the left doesn’t blame the radical ideology of Sharia, or rather the hijacked version of Islam from the peaceful Muslims.
Pamela Geller should be the poster child for free speech. Yet she was told by the Muslim Cleric she should have known the consequences of her event and she should have been slaughtered. This coming from a man that said Islam will not rest until it takes over America and the Islamic flag is unfurled over the White House.
Our Constitution has no room to share our land with Sharia Law. The two or at extreme opposite poles of each other. Yet Sharia is creeping in to our laws. Sharia zones in America, The Muslim Brotherhood in this administration, ISIS claim they are in 15 states ready to attack within six months. Yet, Pamela Geller tries to educate people of the reality that is happening here and in Europe and she is an Islamaphobe? No, she is a Paul Revere.
Yes, the old adage of “You can’t yell fire in a crowded movie theater” applies here. Not to Pamela Geller though. It is the attackers by their guns that were yelling fire in Pamela’s movie theater (free speech event). It is anyones right to object to Pamela’s free speech event, as that would be their exercising their free speech (Ironic isn’t it?), but violence is their yelling “Fire”.
Pamela Geller spoke of an art exhibit that had a cross sitting in a glass of urine, and that was called art. Many Christians were offended, but not one person died over it. I was reminded by her example of a portrait of the Virgin Mary with Elephant dung on it. This was also called art, and by the way, paid by your tax dollars. Also, no one died over it. Yet, a guest on MSNBC said A) The attack in Garland had nothing to do with Islam, and B) Christians and Jews do the same thing (attacks). Oh really? Even the nuttiest of all Christian groups, the West Boro Church, which to me is not Christian at all, even they do not KILL. So what the heck was that guest on MSNBC saying?
Free speech advocates, Christians, Jews, Conservative bloggers, etc. are all targets of people like Chuck Schumer who said “Free Speech should be limited”. Limiting free speech is just another way of controlling the people. Never will you hear a conservative promote the limiting of free speech. This is only perpetrated by Democrats, Liberals, Socialist, and radical Islam.
Walk on our flag and I will think you are an idiot, but you have the right to do it, and many people have died to give you that right. We must stand up for free speech. Even if it provokes danger, recognize that is why it is so needed. Those that would condone the danger are the very same reason we need to keep it full and pure. Free speech is a great tool to expose those that are anti-American, and anti-Constitution. It exposes the ignorant to those who criticize our founding fathers. Chris Cuomo of CNN tweeted that hate speech is not protected under the first amendment. He went on to say that those who talk about the Constitution should try reading it. Now that is ignorant, is it not? No where in our Constitution is their an exemption to free speech. Ironically, being ignorant like Chris Cuomo is his first amendment right.
God Bless America and our freedom of speech.