When this way-Left President, with inordinate sensitivities when it comes to Islam, suggests he will be more 'flexible' after his re-election..... ....the following is exactly what he means. 1. "The World Doesnt Love the First Amendment 2. The vile anti-Muslim video shows that the U.S. overvalues free speech. 3. In a world linked by YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, countless videos attacking peoples religions, produced by provocateurs, rabble-rousers, and lunatics, will spread to every corner of the world, as fast as the Internet can blast them, and beyond the power of governments to stop them. 4. But there is another possible response. This is that Americans need to learn that the rest of the worldand not just Muslimssee no sense in the First Amendment. Even other Western nations take a more circumspect position on freedom of expression than we do, realizing that often free speech must yield to other values and the need for order. 5. The First Amendment earned its sacred status only in the 1960s, and then only among liberals and the left, who cheered when the courts ruled that government could not suppress the speech of dissenters, critics, scandalous artistic types, and even pornographers. 6. ...conservatives have invoked the First Amendment to oppose efforts to make everyone, in universities and elsewhere, speak civilly about women and minorities. Im talking of course about the political correctness movement beginning in the 1980s, which often merged into attempts to enforce a leftist position on race relations and gender politics. 7. For the left, the amendment today is like a dear old uncle who enacted heroic deeds in his youth but on occasion says embarrassing things about taboo subjects in his decline. 8. We have to remember that our First Amendment values are not universal... 9. Americans have not always been so paralyzed by constitutional symbolism. 10. Try explaining that to the protesters in Cairo or Islamabad." The vile anti-Muslim video and the First Amendment: Does the U.S. overvalue free speech? - Slate Magazine Read between the lines...... ....Slate magazine..... ....the Left has decided it's time to end free speech.... .... coincidentally, the White House wants to control the internet. Are you Liberals ready to go along with that?