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I promise to only do what's "right."

Reader comment on item: Post-Mortem on the Muhammad Protests
in response to reader comment: the freedom of freedom (to EthanP)

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Oct 5, 2012 at 12:31

So, freedom is only freedom to do the right thing? It's not freedom to do whatever I want within the law? And who decides what is "right"? You? The Committee on What's Right? The imams? And who decides the penalties for doing something that's legal, but not right? I hope not the imams. Do my parents get any say in it, or should the Committee ignore them?

Please post for us essays you wrote in protest back when your countryman, Chris Ofili, splattered elephant dung on a picture of St. Mary, surrounded her with pictures of vaginas, and called it art. Or did that not rise to the level of not "right," given that Catholics chose to express their displeasure in ways that did not involve mindless murder and mayhem?


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