Friday, August 20, 2010

Let the mosque be built; there’s no reason not to

Aug. 20, 2010, Kathleen Parker, The Tennessean

[Excerpt] Nobody ever said free­dom would be easy. We are daily chal­lenged to rec­on­cile what is allow­able and what is accept­able. Com­pro­mise, some­times mad­den­ing, is part of the bar­gain. We let the Ku Klux Klan march, not because we agree with them, but because they have a right to dis­play their hideous ignorance.

Ulti­mately, when sen­si­tiv­ity becomes a cud­gel against law­ful expres­sions of speech or reli­gious belief — or dis­be­lief — the loser is all of us.

Comment: I agree. Well said.

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