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Sarah Palin, Book Burning and Media Focus

From Sarah Palin’s Twitter Stream

Sarah Palin’s position on the Koran burning is pretty clear.
Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is 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. Don’t feed that fire. If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive.

Our nation was founded in part by those fleeing religious persecution. Freedom of religion is integral to our charters of liberty. We don’t need to agree with each other on theological matters, but tolerating each other without unnecessarily provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society. In this as in all things, we should remember the Golden Rule. Isn’t that what the Ground Zero mosque debate has been about?

– Sarah Palin

But, she is also RIGHT about the media focus or lack thereof in the above tweet.

One thought on “Sarah Palin, Book Burning and Media Focus

  1. Perhaps, in this age of the ever-present blogosphere, we should take time to consider that not everything that gets put on the net is worthy of comment and attention! The worst thing to do in the case of the book burners, and wack-job politicians (including those in the USA) is give them the attention that they so desparately crave! Practice a little abstinence – ignore the bullies and the blow-hards. Maybe they’ll wither away without any notice!

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