Thursday, January 22, 2009

Live Free or Die

Geert Wilders is one of the few Dutch parliamentarians to hold the mullahs accountable. Of course, he's being charged with criminal speech.

I hope the Netherlands can survive the lack of honest dialog. It's been a decent place to live for quite a while.


Perpetua said...

Hi Matthew,

I am really conflicted on this because Geert Wilders has called for the banning of the Quran. So I do want his free speech protected. But he is not an advocate for free speech.

Matthew said...

There is a certain degree of irony there. However, I'm on the side of the one being repressed, which is Mr. Wilders. Were he to get his way, I'd be opposing him.

In other words, neither side is right in what they desire. But they should, at the very least, be free to make fools of themselves in public.