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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque and Fred Phelps

One wonders where all the new Free Speech, Freedom of Religion and Property Rights absolutists—and, by the way, come right in and welcome to the party!—who have turned up to defend the Ground Zero Mosque and heap contempt on its opponents were when Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church were not only criticized, but criminally prosecuted for demonstrating against U.S. policies contrary to their deeply held religious beliefs.

Or... what is that? Wrong religion to have? Wrong opinions to express? Wrong policies to criticize? Ah, clearly the First Amendment has no application there.