An American Family is in Hiding for Exercising Their First Amendment Rights
What is wrong with the American Society that a man and his family have to go into hiding and fear for their lives because they offended someone? This is wrong. It’s shameful that we tolerate the threatening of violence toward an American family.
Recently, there have been contests where a religious figure was drawn and a winner chosen. A lot of publicity is generated and people are offended. The offended people then threaten violence.
A Draw Mohammed Contest was held in Phoenix on May 29th, 2015. I’ve read many articles about the event and the people organizing it. I personally could care less about the contest. Draw Mohammed all you want. But, people who follow Islam were offended. Some were so offended that the organizer of the event, Jon Ritzheimer, has been receiving death threats and his family has had to go into hiding.
Sure, a lot of people were offended. But guess what? They have the right to offend you.
People offended by the contest are calling for violence against an American and his family. Again, regardless of how you feel about what he is saying, when is it right to threaten another person and his family and not be the bad person?
This is wrong. It’s shameful that we tolerate the threatening of violence toward an American family.
We as Americans that believe in the founding principles of this country should be fighting for the people that organized the event. Not because we believe in what the event stood for or what it was saying.
Because they have the right to say it.
* The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Guns & Tactics Magazine, the administrative staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.