• Quote Unquote: Free(ish) Speech

    Sen. Lindsey Graham responds to news that Muslim protesters to killed eleven people in Afghanistan last week after hearing that Pastor Terry Jones burned a Koran a few weeks ago…

    "I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During World War II, you had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy."

    Seriously! Don't get me wrong; I'm totally in favor of free speech. Totally totally! But… does it have to be so… free? Can't we have some kind of free speech that's mitigated in some way? Like, government-approved free speech. It'd be simple. If you wanna say something, you just contact the federal government, requesting permission to say the thing, and then six-to-eight weeks later, they get back to you and let you know if you're allowed to say it.

    I think this could solve a lot of problems in this country, don't you?

    Tags: Afghanistan, Bill of Rights, Christianity, Constitution, Islam, Koran, Lindsey Graham, Religion, Senate, South Carolina, Terry Jones


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