Tuesday, September 14, 2010

U.S. Freedoms

9-14-10 surprised brain
Last week I nearly fell out of my chair and spilled my morning cup of soy chi tea when I read a quote in the newspaper from Sarah Palin.

This was all concerning the minister in Florida who was planning a book burning of the Quran to mark the 9-11 attacks.

After I first scratched my head, wondering why the press seems to insist on getting Sarah Palin’s opinion of every issue…. I read on into the article.

Palin had put out a statement on her Facebook:

…“ though people have the constitutional right to burn the Quran if they choose, doing so would be an insensitive and an unnecessary provocation- much like building a mosque at ground zero. ….. I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance.”

Wow… a statement from Ms. Palin that sounded reasonable and one I could agree with.

In America, we do have RIGHTS and Freedoms…. But along with those rights comes responsibility, and it seems now a days, many people forget the “responsibility” part of our Freedom to choose. Often, us Americans act like spoil brats and insist on “our own personal rights”, but forget the next person also has his own personal rights to do something different.

The “right” to do something also needs to be balanced with wisdom. I believe we need to keep asking the question….. I have the right to do “this”…. But is it the WISE thing to do?

PS: I’m wondering if Ms. Palin feels the same about burning the U.S. flag?

1 comment:

  1. Do you think she really wrote that? I personally don't think she has the intelligence or knowledge to write anything that sensible.