by Andy Weddington
Saturday, 05 December 2015
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." George Washington
The corpses of innocent Americans, riddled with bullets, were still warm following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino and President Obama's first thought was to comment about gun control.
Right behind the president came Attorney General Loretta Lynch saying her greatest fear was backlash against Muslims and spoke to prosecuting those who spout hateful speech toward same.
Anything that should so much as hint of backlash is not backlash but revenge. An eye for an eye. It is the way of the world - civilized or not.
That said, from what I've seen and heard - in our community, on the news, and social media - Americans, though boiling angry, are not yet wanting to retaliate, but they are venting that anger not so much at Muslims rather the idiots holding office including the president. And right they are, and Constitutionally protected, to do so.
You're damn right we'll - not sheep but lions - speak our mind, Ms. Lynch. Don't like it? Resign.
So, for the time being be thankful we are only talking. But understand our patience is running thin.
In the spirit of George Washington, an example sent to me this morning...