It really has nothing to do with the reaction of violent, oversensitive people thousands of miles away, and more to do with actually encouraging a mob towards violent action. By perverting the meaning the way you are doing, you allow the reaction to an act to determine its legality, and hand the right to limit one person's actions to the most violent people who might react.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
I am all for his burning what ever he wants to. But this story is being circulated as he was arrested to stop his freedom of speech. It is simply not true. I imagine he did it on purpose so this dishonest story could circulate around the RW blogosphere getting everyone all work up over the PC, Obama giving the country to the muslims etc. Kinda amusing to watch, but still I think we should really look at exactly what happened.
God Bless the Marine Corps.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
I do think the Pastor though is trying to be a drama queen, because even he knows that he cannot just burn things whereever he wants to. He knows about permits and he knows this would garner attention which is what I think he was seeking.
What are your thoughts on the Patriot Act adopted under the Bush Admn.? Did you feel safer after the 9-11 attacks?
If the Florida preacher is really a man of God, why would he publicly draw attention to himself by burning thousands of Qurans? Why is it necessary to disrespect another religion and call your small-minded smugness freedom? Have you read from the Quran?