Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A revealing post...

Last week, Paul J. Cella took strong exception to a column by Ralph Peters.

Yesterday, he posted at Redstate on the fact that a number of student visas have been issued to Saudis and Muslims.

One quote from his response to a comment reveals what must have been the real reason that he was so upset with Lieutenant Colonel Peters for that column:
Your faith in the American education system is rather touching. I do not share it. I've been on record for a complete cessation of all Muslim immigration for well over a year now.

Time for me to go on record, Mr. Cella: I think your reaction to Colonel Peters' column was the reaction of a man who has read the denunciation of conduct and recognized he was one of those that was being rightfully denounced.

The last time I checked, the First Amendment did not have an exemption that excluded Islam from its protections.


Pondering American said...

Though you might be interested in this

Did you do a post on this?

Ken Prescott said...

When you throw a stick at a pack of dogs, the one that barks is the one you hit.

Cannoneer No. 4 said...

There are a great many people now who think the First Amendment should no longer apply to Islam.

How do we answer "The Constitution is not a suicide pact" refrain?

Harold C. Hutchison said...

Part of it is to be very blunt about those who are trying to make it wider, as Colonel Peters was.

Ken Prescott said...

Simple: go after jihadism, not Islam. The latter is perfectly legitimate; the former is sedition and the attempted violent overthrow of the United States government, both of which are felonies.

In other words, the act is the defining element.