Good piece by Glenn about the reaction of lawmakers to the jackass in Florida burning Korans. Personally, I am of the opinion that he has every right to burn them, and I have every right to point out he is a total asshole and that his actions are helping no one and that he may have contributed to the deaths of those people. I find absolutely no inconsistency between recognizing that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” and me using that right to call Rev. Jones a colossal asshole.
Additionally, my main problem with all this nonsense about Koran burning and the Draw Mohammed nonsense is that sure, they have every right to do it, but what exactly do they think they are accomplishing? Add in that much of it is the same warblogger chest-thumping and keyboard warfighting that so nauseates anyone with common sense, and that much of this is motivated with hatred for Islam.
Personally, as long as Congress doesn’t do anything to actually attempt to restrict this scumbag’s right to burn the Koran, and I’m not going to get that worked up about it. I’ve said my piece- I think the guy is a jerk.