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Friday, September 10, 2010

Of Democratic Values, Mosques And Book Burnings

Photo: At the new Acropolis Museum in Athens. They are excavating underneath. The floor of the museum is partially glass so that visitors can see the excavations.

In a democracy with constitutional protections such as freedom of expression and religion, Muslims must be able to build their mosque on private property and people are free to burn books. The media is also free to make a circus out of these sorts of events. This is the form of society that we have. If officials and the media are not responsible, then public opinion can become inflamed. Nevertheless, constitutional freedoms are not subject to public opinion. Gay people, above all others should know this.

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