The following is an open letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:
Ms. Lynch I write this letter knowing it is far too late for your boss but praying that by some miracle you can still be reached.
On Wednesday, 14 Americans died at the hands of radical Muslims who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State rather than to the United States of America.
A day after that attack in San Bernardino, California you said your “greatest fear” was anti-Muslim speech that led to violence or “violent talk.”
“I think it’s important that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America,” you said in front of a room full of Muslims. “They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.”
Go ahead and prosecute. Perhaps then a court can teach what freedom of speech means and how you and your boss cannot override it at your whim.
And please don’t do what the president does so often and tell us who we are and who we aren’t.
We are a people who won’t allow you take away the First and Second Amendments.
I know that President Obama doesn’t particularly care about the Constitution, but allow me to explain those amendments to you.
Not only does the First Amendment allow Muslims to practice their religion freely but it also gives every American the right to openly speak out against that religion, or anything else they choose.
The Founders put the Second Amendment in place because their “greatest fear” was an administration like yours who would take the First Amendment , and other freedoms, away from us.
And our “greatest fear,” unlike your fear of anti-Muslim speech, is a clear and present danger to our way of life.
We fear an administration that either doesn’t understand the Constitution or believes it doesn’t apply to them.
We fear Sharia law coming to the United States.
You know, things like not being allowed to insult Islam or Muslims. The things you threatened to prosecute and persecute Americans for.
Mainly, however, what we fear is a government so inept, so incompetent and useless that they cannot adequately protect us in a time of war.
A government that continues to allow entry to people from the same region as those who have vowed to annihilate us.
And while I’m against you prosecuting people based on speech – a clear violation of the Constitution – if you insist on doing so please allow me to help you.
If it is hate speech and violent talk you are looking for Ms. Lynch, a veritable treasure trove of such incendiary speech can be found at many mosques across America.
You may want to start there.
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