The FBI use the authority of their offices to intimidate Pastor Jones into calling off his Koran bonfire.
That is an assault on Free Speech by our own Federal Government.
They are using the authority of their office to "enforce" a law which does not exist.
While I believe book-burning is a bad idea (because I believe the written word has a sacred quality in our culture), I also believe that burning Holy Books, Flags, or any other Totemic object is protected Free Speech.
The fact that the FBI is more concerned with appeasing Muslims than they are with enforcing real laws and Constitutional Rights, has, I believe, made it imperative that we stand up for our rights.
I must say, I also agree with what Always on Watch wrote here this morning:
The media go on and on about the message that a Koran burning sends. What message does being afraid to burn a Koran send?So, I am heartened to see that others have taken up the mantle and will proceed to protect our Free Speech Rights by burning copies of the Koran on the steps of the Wyoming State Capitol on September 11th.
Perhpas we should all follow suit.