Not a whole lot of respect for the Constitution on this thread. I thought someone had to break a law to be prosecuted?
“Not a whole lot of respect for the Constitution on this thread. I thought someone had to break a law to be prosecuted?”
Your point is well taken.
But - as no less than a Supreme Court Justice once pointed out - the Constitution is NOT a suicide pact.
The Constitution was designed to protect men who accepted its precepts and principles. But should a document such as the Constitution protect those who do not?
This is the conondrum we face.
We can choose to extend Constitutional protection to those who will - if given the power - will overthrow that very creed (that offered them protection) and replace it with a government and culture that is anathema to everything we (who respect the Constitution) hold dear. And, by so doing, we can lower our guard and risk the collapse of our Constitution, our culture, our nation.
Or we can face one of the harshest and most unpleasant realities of the modern-day world: that not all men are created equal, and not all are deserving of Constitutional protection solely because of an evil cult which dwels inside of them. And further, just as we took action to quell Nazism during World War II, we can (we must?) take pre-emptive action to remove from our midst those who embrace such a cult and culture as diametrically opposed to ours, as is Islam.
If we are unwilling even to consider this, we face the same fate as the [former] Christians of Western Europe.
Perhaps what I’ve written is blashphemy to those who hold the Constitution dear. So be it. As that other famous document says, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Will Islam - if it ever gains the power to do so - grant us as much?