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Nonsensical criminalization of religious criticism

Dozens of Islamic nations show how little they actually care about human dignity as they attempt to pass a UN resolution restricting religious criticism. Really, criticizing a religion is more of an affront to human dignity than incarcerating or even executing people because they criticize a religion? This is such a thinly veiled attempt to shield Islam from valid criticism, and they know it. Somehow I doubt the Islamic nations would be so eager to restrict the public censure of a religion for free speech: I suspect many of them would actively suppress anything like this, in fact.

(Anyone want to establish a religion worshipping free speech?)

A downward trend for free speech

From the First Amendment of the United States Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The entire First Amendment has been increasingly ignored in recent history, and things have become especially worse during the Bush administration. This is no surprise, considering what President Bush himself blatantly revealed of what he thought about the Constitution of the United States:

Stop throwing the Constitution in my face! It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!

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