Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
When I read blathering idiocy of people critical of the “draw Mohammed” contest, I can’t help but think about what Ben Franklin had to say.
Here’s some more about this from Ben …..
Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.
So, let’s call this for what it is.
Anyone critical of the contest is either too cowardly to be worthy of said liberty, or, simply, supports tyranny.
One can easily disagree with the specifics of the contest and say people hadn’t ought to be engaged in such behavior. However, if one can’t see the greater notion and the greater lesson behind the contest, then, they’ve no business enjoying what few liberties we have.
This brings me to another one of our great forefathers, Sam Adams ……
The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.
Today, it is clear liberty is clearly under attack. And, it is being attacked on all sides. Daily, our legislatures strip liberties and freedoms from us. Daily, lawsuits are filed and warped judicial interpretations strip our liberties, and now, we see people, in our very nations, who would wantonly murder people for exercising our freedoms. If you don’t defend freedom, then you’re paving the way for tyranny.
The lunatics have demonstrated there are no depths of depravity which are too low for them. People, we have a choice to make, and it must be made now. For me, the path is clear. Indeed, while I don’t have $10,000 laying around for such an endeavor, I would fully support and donate to another contest, and hopefully make it a monthly event. I would also volunteer for hosting said event, upon finding someplace suitable. In my mind, I can think of many suitable venues in my near area.
If you allow people to dictate to you what you can and cannot do, then, you are their servants. And, this is why I believe the winning art work was 100% appropriate!
But, just so we’re clear, and still dwelling on Sam Adams ……
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
Lastly, I’ve got to give props to a profession which has been under a lot of criticism as of late. You know what this picture says to me?
Them’s some boys that said, yeh, come get some!
And, the one police officer who shot the two lunatics (I don’t believe he’s pictured) ….. congress better invent an award for him!
I think this is a bit understated ….
As the gunmen got out of their car with their weapons, one police officer – a tenured traffic cop – shot both men dead, Garland Police officer Joe Harn said at a press conference on Monday. The officer used his service pistol to shoot the men, who were carrying assault weapons.
‘With what he was faced with and his reaction and his shooting with a pistol, he did a good job,’ Harn said of the officer.
‘He did what he was trained to do, and under the fire that he was put under, he did a very good job and probably saved lives. We think their strategy was to get into the events center and they were not able to get past that outer perimeter.’
But, more than that, what that officer did was that he put two cur dogs down, who would try to impose tyranny on the millions of us.
You can get more information about the event here.
My thanks to Lat and Leftin for the links!