Jeff Lord has written an eloquent defense of the “Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest” in Garland, Texas which was disrupted by two gunmen who were killed by local authorities:
Question? Is this America anymore? Or is this now to be government by lynch mob? Whether in Baltimore or Garland, Texas?
And what will President Obama say? Will he stand up for the free speech of Americans? Not with some mealy mouthed if-this-than-that attempt at moral relativity — but with flat out, stand-up support for the Constitution and the right of free speech? News reports say the Garland police were prepared in case this kind of thing happened — but the question really should be: Why should police or anyone else have to prepare for a murderous assault on a free speech event?
Those of you who are familiar with Jeff’s writing will know that he also regularly sings the praises of Donald Trump as he did last week in the wake of the Baltimore riots.
However, Trump slammed the Muhammad event and has criticized Pamela Geller for organizing it. During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump asked, “What are they doing drawing Muhammad? Isn’t there something else they can draw? They can’t do something else? They have to be in the middle of Texas and on Muhammad?”
Given Jeff’s consistent praise of Trump I have two questions. First, is Donald Trump’s criticism of Geller unwarranted? Second, is Donald Trump wrong for not standing up for free speech?