Lets talk about the first amendment a little bit. With all of the anger over the proposed ground zero mosque, it has been beaten to death.
The Freedom of Religion allows you to worship whatever invisible friend you wish. It is also the same protection that is allowing the ground zero mosque to be built. No one in America thinks that they should not be allowed to build a mosque there as it is protected by the first amendment. However people think it might be wise to build it elsewhere down the street a little further from ground zero. But the beautiful thing about the first amendment is that it gives you the right to worship a religion also gives us the right to clown said religion. How about if the mosque gets built and someone builds a South Carolina style BBQ pig joint next door called “Swine is Fine?” Or if someone built a gay night club next door that caters to gay Muslims called “You Mecca Me Hot.” I am pretty sure that the Muslims would say that it is insensitive to open a business like that next to a mosque. Insensitive is exactly what the American people have said about building a mosque next to ground zero.
The Right to Free Speech allows you to do or say pretty much everything that you want with very little restrictions. In this country it is ok if you want to burn an American flag as it is protected by the first amendment. So recently some idiot pastor of some church wants to hold a “burn the Koran” day on September 11th. Well personally I do not think it is very wise to do so because all it is doing is pissing off Muslims. But his right to do so is protected under the first amendment as a freedom of speech or expression. So what did the world do you ask? Threaten Americans with death. Not just the pastor but all Americans. Yep that is the “religion of peace” that the media always tells us about daily.
But here is the ironic part about both of those two things above. The same amendment that protects the right to build a mosque also protects someone’s right to burn a bible. But just because it is legal do something does not mean it is wise/smart/kosher/a good idea to do it.