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Liberty’s Last Breath

Posted by Ender on February 16, 2009

Earlier this week Geert Wilders was denied access to England where he was invited to speak before the UK House of Lords. He was preparing to give a speech after the viewing of a sixteen minute documentary on radical Islam. The movie is called Fitna and can be found here.  (Please be advised that it is graphic and is not for weaker stomachs.)

Wilders was arrested on the tarmac in Heathrow airport and immediately returned to the Netherlands. The UK had this to say of the documentary “[it contains] extreme anti-Muslim hate and we have very clear laws in this country.”

If you did not watch Fitna it contains quotes from the Quran, speeches from Muslim leaders, pictures from protests, videos of terrorist attacks and pictures of victims. It attempts to visibly show the clear link between radical Islam and terror. Now, as is the case here, some people are doing everything in their power to bury their heads in the sand in order to ignore this link. The actions by the UK government are a deliberate attempt to silence the debate on this issue. Please keep in mind this is the same government that allowed Ibrahim Moussawi, the spokesman for the terrorist group Hezbollah to speak before them. This is how an extremely liberal government shows its “tolerance.” By silencing the free speech of one side and giving a bull horn to the other.

How can no one see the insane hypocrisy here?

If they can see it, why aren’t they outraged by it?

What a joke.  What a perverse, sick, disgusting joke.  When a society is ready to classify the truth as a hate crime, it is ready to die.

The would be Wilders speech can be found here. I strongly urge you to read the whole thing.

One quote,

“Ladies and gentlemen, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack. In Europe, freedom of speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural component of our existence is now something we again have to fight for. That is what is at stake. Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue. The question is: Will free speech be put behind bars? We have to defend freedom of speech.”

I am saddened to say that the moment the UK banned Wilders from speaking was the exact moment free speech died in Britain.

I pray that there are some left in Britain who agree with Wilders when he said,

“We will never apologize for being free. We will never give in. We will never surrender. Freedom must prevail, and freedom will prevail.”

I pray that Liberty did not breath its last breath in Britain this week. I pray that I’ll never say the same about America.

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Quick Links

Posted by Ender on February 11, 2009

A collection of articles from around the web, enjoy…

Our High Noon, Big Hollywood-A very entertaining read comparing the struggle with Islamic Fascism to a movie…

Environmental Policies Kill – Again!, OpenMarket.org-The latest example of environmental policies that are responsible for loss of human life…

The Economic ‘Stimulus’, Thomas Sowell-If you could only read one author for the rest of your life you would have to make it Thomas Sowell.  I have never been dissapointed by one of his articles…

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OK for me, not for thee?

Posted by Ender on February 6, 2009

I think we all knew that Democrats were willing to throw our National Security under the bus for political expediency on the campaign trail. But, did we think it they would flip flop so soon after Inauguration day?

One of the many “controversial” programs that President Bush ran was the rendition program. In the rendition program, the CIA was allowed to secretly abduct terrorists and transfer them and other prisoners to cooperating countries. This was one of the many programs that drew the cry of bloody murder from the Left for last few years. Here is an excerpt from a recent LA Times article “But the Obama administration appears to have determined that the rendition program was one component of the Bush administration’s war on terrorism that it could not afford to discard.” 

I have two questions:

1. Will the Left simply gloss over this and forgive their new fearless leader?
2. Once in power, will the Obama administration abandon the reckless, hard core leftist rhetoric he used on the campaign trail?

My guess would be most likely yes and I hope so. One area that President Bush will be proven right through history is with National Security. He realized early on that something had to be done to stop the terrorists from attacking our country. He took the necessary steps to keep the country safe for 7 years. I’m not sure if anyone seriously thought that we would not have suffered another terrorist attack in 7 years after 9/11. One politician that I love is Vice President Cheney. I love his sharp political mind and his willingness to take the fight to the other side.   In a recent interview he said the following:

‘Protecting the country’s security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” he said. “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.”’

(The rest of the interview is definitely worth reading.)

President Bush realized the truth in Cheney’s comments above fairly quickly. The sooner President Obama realizes it the better off we all are.

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