Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Found in the comment section

A comment caught my attention at Daimnation about an article Eric Margolis wrote dealing with the 'cartoons'.

Here is a small snip from Aidan Maconachy's comment:

Democratic societies have Constitutions that enshrine certain rights and freedoms. The people who designed our Constitutions weren't setting out to embarrass Islam, they were laying out provisions for a fair and equitable society. Part of this arrangement, was the understanding that citizens would be confronted with ideas, opinions, characterizations that they might personally find offensive. Part of the magic of democracy, is that we allow for differences of opinion ... we allow challenging art and innovative ideas. What we do not allow, are calls for murder and mayhem because some group finds a comment or a drawing disagreeable ... or even Eric Margolis for that matter.

I couldn't agree more.

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