Loss of Rights or Toleration for the Intolerant.
Which way should we allow it to backfire?
Taking away some rights of others to do whatever they’d like to do – the backfire being that this might (further down stream) provide precedent for reasons as to why some of our rights should be taken away.
Being tolerant of a worldview that is intolerant to our way of life (culture, religious identity) – the backfire being that their worldview (when their numbers increase enough) forced upon us causes us to lose our way of life; our ability to freely practice the things that gave our culture its identity.
In the former, we’re still the ones from which our governmental leaders come from. They are here to serve the mass of people; we are not here to serve them. So, the principle would still exist that the majority, who give the government the power it has, can take power away from its leaders.
In the latter, we’re second class citizens (dhimmi). We no longer have that principle to enforce. Vocalization of the principle falls on deaf, unconcerned ears. We sacrificed one right following the former – we lost them all following the latter.
History more consistently supports the likeliness of one scenario over the other. Tolerance for the intolerant per se never played in our favor. I just hope there’s another Charles Martel or Jan Sobieski amongst our ranks….. it looks like we’ll be needing them.