In response to: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20121017a3.html
The cowards of the West are slowly giving up their first and foremost sacred of rights. In the USA, it’s called the First Amendment right. The right to speak one’s mind without fear of arrest or imprisonment.
US Citizens MUST read their rights again! Here’s the text of that 1st Amendment, otherwise known as “Freedom of Speech:”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Why is it now, the USA is starting to make “respect” towards the religion of the Islamic extremist? Why is it that the once United States of America now cowers at the Islamic extremist over a caricature all the while slapping those “responsible” for using their free expression? How is it that some childish person (regardless of their background or preferences) can claim they were harmed by mere speech and be rewarded $23,000?
How WEAK must we all be? Can’t people just FUCKING GROW UP???! What? Can’t handle someone calling you a sissy? Then punch them in the face! Don’t proclaim that free speech must be reigned in! Don’t like what you hear? Fine, either confront that party or leave. It’s that SIMPLE.
It’s not a long stretch to limit free thought when you limit the expression of ideas regardless of how profane you may find them. This is what Voltaire essentially agreed with.