Saturday, September 15, 2012

This Is Not Supposed to Happen In America

Recently, the maker of the execreble video that has supposedly inflamed the Middle East received a midnight knock on the door. The police wanted to ask him a few questions.

In a long (for him) post, Instapundit analyzes the presidential oath of office with an eye towards the content of that photo:

When taking office, the President does not swear to create jobs. He does not swear to “grow the economy.” He does not swear to institute “fairness.” The only oath the President takes is this one:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

I don't care if he did make the video. I don't care if the video actually set the Middle East aflame (although it is unlikely that it did). He was supposed to be free to do what he did. This is not the first time this has happened. Remember the Muhummad Cartoons? That episode proved that the mob veto worked, since most publishers sat on their hands. Now it has worked again.

When will the apologists and the appeasers figure out that actions such as these reward the people instigating the violence in the Muslim world. And when are the apologists and the appeasers going figure out that those same people will continue as long as they are rewarded for doing so? We need to find ways to punish their behavior, not reward it.

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