The United States of America is under a legitimate threat of danger.
The constant fear of “predictable terrorism” has prompted the U.S. military to raise its threat level on bases to Threat Level Bravo – the fifth time doing so since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
On Sunday, May 3, the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) claimed the attack on a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the prophet Muhammad. ISIS claimed that the negative images of the prophet are considered blasphemous.
Since the ISIS attack in Texas, some Americans have considered sacrificing their own or others’ rights. They say that, in the name of political correctness, events like the cartoon contest should be shunned.
But relinquishing freedoms for the sake of fear is a very un-American idea.
It is the opinion of The Express’ Editorial Board that the freedoms so many fought endlessly for are not ours to so readily renounce.
This seeming eagerness to forfeit our rights should breed a fear within this nation and its citizens.
People like Bill O’Reilly and many of his supporters, have claimed that the exercising of the right to free speech through events like the “Muhammad Art and Exhibit Contest,” is “stupid” and should be disallowed.
Neither O’Reilly, nor the majority of this country’s citizens are allowed to draw a line in such freedoms. They are not ours. We are simply being allowed to use them.
As Megyn Kelly of FOX News said, this country is so concerned with not insulting the people of a nation we are at war with that we will violate ourselves.
That is an incredibly dangerous prerogative to set.