Wednesday, February 23, 2005

First Amendment? We Don't Need No First Amendment!

Apparently conservatives believe, since we're a Christian nation & all, that freedom of religion, like freedom of speech, should only be for Christians.

Government's primary responsibility is to protect its people. The question that should be asked now, not after another attack, is whether enough is being done to find the fanatics who mean us harm.

Shouldn't a first step be closing the mosques and radical Islamic schools (which receive "teaching" materials from the Wahabi radicals in Saudi Arabia) that foment terrorism?

That's Cal Thomas, over at that outpost of deep thought, Townhall.

He justifies the need for this grave step, by the way, by citing an incident that occurred on a recent television show.

One of the best portrayals of the way a sleeper cell operates is in the hugely popular Fox TV show "24" Monday nights. This season, the show depicts a Muslim family living quietly in a middle-class neighborhood until it is "activated" in a plot to gain access to America's nuclear power plants and stage simultaneous meltdowns.

Someone needs to look up "fictional" for Mr. Thomas in a dictionary and read it to him. Then they can explain to him that neither should we base our prison system on the way Hannibal Lecter behaves in Silence of the Lambs.

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