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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Reset that button!

Related Link » Home of Swedish Muhammad cartoonist attacked
“STOCKHOLM -- The home of a Swedish artist who once drew a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog has been hit by a suspected arson attack, police said Saturday. […] It was the latest in a week of attacks on the 53-year-old cartoonist, who was assaulted Tuesday by a man while he lectured at a university and saw his Web site apparently attacked by a hacker on Wednesday. […] Vilks has faced numerous threats over his drawing. Earlier this year, U.S. investigators said Vilks was the target of an alleged murder plot involving Colleen LaRose, an American woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane", and who now faces life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty.”
— By LOUISE NORDSTROM, May 15, 2010 (AP)
Whatever your position on the so-called "cartoon controversy", I believe Western democratic governments (as opposed to theocratic governments), and the Swedish government in particular, are grossly negligent in their protection of this man and many others like him against vile attacks by vile people.

Paying lip service to unalienable rights of human beings is not sufficient. Such rights and those who exercise them must be protected, nay insured, against the vile actions of those who oppose such rights and seek to injure or murder the people who are entitled to exercise them.

Only complete anarchists would oppose any role for national government. Anyone who admits our need for some governmental role will undoubtedly advocate government's undeniable duty to protect its law-abiding citizens from harm perpetrated by criminals and terrorists within and without its borders.

The Western democracies are coddling those homicidal terrorists in their failed effort to thwart that religion-based terrorist agenda. Change, hope, and reset buttons are not realistic substitutes for shock, awe, and lead.

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