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Terry Jones was within his right to burn a Koran

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Submitted by there is NO Santa Claus (United States), Apr 9, 2011 at 17:31

it is time that our military leaders start defending that right. That's what we give them guns for. That's what we give them $600 Billion a year for. They are sworn to protect our Constitution. There is no higher mission for our military.

Those Muslims in Afghanistan who don't understand the meaning of American freedom and assault our Constitutional right to free speech (obnoxious as Jones may be) are good candidates for a "shoot to kill" order from our military leaders. Americans do not deserve cowardly flag officers who forget that they are sworn to protect our Constitution. That includes General Patraeus.

It would be nice if Terry Jones wouldn't go out of his way to anger Muslims in Afghanistan. However, the Danish have already demonstrated that it doesn't take much to anger Muslims. In fact, it seems to me like Muslims look for every excuse to find acts of insult from which they can initiate violence. .

When Rep. West was confronted by a member of CAIR, his response elicited a response by the CAIR representative: "You have insulted Islam!"

If our own elected leaders can't speak plainly in a town hall forum without insulting Islam, our military needs to recognize that our Constitution is under attack by Muslims who violently assault them because an American hurt their iddy biddy feelings. I see no reason to support our military leaders when they fail to protect our basic American freedom to express an opinion.

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