The Collision Between Blasphemy and the First Amendment

The Collision Between Blasphemy and the 1st Amendment

How should the U.S. government respond when America’s most cherished ideals are the alleged cause of violence?

via The Atlantic:

Americans ought to focus their attention on this heinous assault on freedom, and not on the content of an absurd YouTube video.

It’s a losing game for the U.S. to condemn someone’s opinion because a violent mob objects to that opinion for practical reasons, as well. Such condemnation only inflames the mob, which is being told, in essence, that its objections are correct. There has to be room in the modern world for people to critique — even viciously critique — other people’s religious beliefs, and all other sorts of beliefs. The goal of the mob is to bring us back to the dark ages