Thursday, May 20, 2010
Everybody Draw Mohammed Day
EDMD isn't about intolerance and insulting Islam, though liberals will accuse us of just that. It's about not cowering in the face of violent threats to our rights of free political speech. Some may argue that peaceful, moderate Muslims in the US may be offended by this but, I would submit that moderate Muslims must surely understand that free speech is the cornerstone of a free republic and it is harmful only in how you react to it yourself. It's the sticks-and-stones argument. If they value the United States and our design of individual freedoms, they should celebrate free speech as we all do. I would never have thought to draw an image of the prophet Mohammed until people were killed and we were threatened for daring to display an image of ProMo. Unlike Comedy Central and our current administration in Washington, I will not be intimidated into giving up my constitutionally protected rights of free political speech. I may be offending people but, I'm not hurting anybody or limiting their pursuit of happiness in any way.
Remember, freedoms that aren't exercised and regularly defended can more easily be taken away.