Well, the Missoulian published a pretty stupid letter today. On the plus side, it’s very short. On the minus side, it’s not particularly crazy or interesting. Here it is:
Freedom of expression goes both ways
It is said that 86 percent of Americans believe in God. Therefore, it is very hard to understand why there is such a mess about having the Ten Commandments on display or “In God We Trust” on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance.
We should just tell the other 14 percent to sit down and be quiet! It’s also our freedom of expression.
That’s a pretty common argument. Of course, it’s ridiculous. Does it really need to be explained that minorities have rights in this country and that having the state endorse your beliefs has nothing to do with freedom of expression?