Bolling: 'Free Speech Is Protected No Matter How Inciting It May Be'
On "Cashin' In" today, Eric Bolling reacted to the terror attack at a Muhammad cartoon event in Garland, Texas.
The two gunmen were killed in a shootout with an off-duty police officer who was working security at the controversial event. The attack has subsequently led to a discussion over free speech.
"The Second Amendment is alive and well. Thank the Good Lord for that," Bolling remarked.
"The ensuing debate became: How much speech is protected speech?" Bolling said. "By overwhelming majority, most people agree that no matter how hateful or downright stupid speech is, in America, it's protected."
"The First Amendment, still breathing."
Whether it's a Muhammad cartoon that offends radical Islamists, a flag burning that offends patriots or a sculpture that offends Christians, it's speech that is protected under the First Amendment, Bolling stated.
Bolling called out people who say that some speech goes too far and becomes "hate speech" or "fighting words."
"Free speech is protected no matter how inciting it may be," Bolling said. "We're becoming too politically correct. We worry that offending Muslims somehow overrides our own constitutional rights."
"Remember, over a million American men and women have died defending those rights. We need to stop worrying about how the rest of the world feels about us. We should make the rest of the world worry about how we feel about them. And that includes radical Islam," Bolling said.
"And just in case they don't get the free speech argument, may I suggest they not test our resolve, lest they find themselves on the business end of an American's Second Amendment right."
Watch Bolling's full "Wake Up, America" segment in the clip above.
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