"If you’re offended, it’s your problem." -Salman Rushdie
I disagree with much of what Salman Rushdie believes in and has written or said.
But I will defend to my death his right to say it.
From my perspective, ultimately, he and I and every human being are accountable before a Holy God for what we say, which is a reflection of what's in our hearts (Matthew 15:18). U.S. law places certain parameters around speech (e.g., libel, threats, slander), but speech is not violence, despite what the far left contends.
Keep going, Daniel. I am with you.
And with Salman.
It was wrenching to see, in a photo from right after the stabbing, that one of the men kneeling over Rushdie wore a double-strap mask. The ironies, in light of why Rushdie was attacked, are too bitter.
Masks are not what the attack was about of course; but they still sully the deepest elements of our lives.
Give me liberty or give me death.
I wish Mr. Rushdie a speedy recovery
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Great article, always good reminder. However with regards to situations like Rushdie's it seems a logical follow-on article is your take on the sensible argument that there is no First Amendment without the Second Amendment.
Not so, evidently!
No one has been able to define "free speech" and its ambit. Note that expression is native only the Judeo-Christian countries.