When Conservatives Collide
Conservatives generally have no problem finding common ground in demonstrating how misguided, morbid, counterproductive, and just plain silly liberal positions are.
Therefore, it is more than worthy of attention when conservatives disagree about a particular event or expressed position. One such is the holding of a contest in Texas asking artists to submit pictorial representations of the “Prophet” Mohammad.
Was this a provocative and unnecessary event deliberately designed to stimulate a savage and violent response from radical Muslims or rather a legitimate prompt to exercise free expression on a subject which seems the very essence of a principle denying same?
Bill O’Reilly thinks that the contest was a mistake because it unnecessarily put law enforcement in jeopardy. Other conservatives maintain that the exercise of free speech should not depend upon the degree of community tranquility that might ensue therefrom.
Although no armed confrontation between legitimate lawmen and outlaw savages is to be wished, one in which two terrorists bite the dust without loss of legal lives is not altogether a bad thing.
Police and military personnel live in danger every day, and we thank our lucky stars for them. On this occasion, at least, that heroism has been rewarded with two more terrorist notches on their belt.