A commenter at Jihad Watch whom I've never seen (under a nickname that is an amusing pun, "My Shari'a Moor") quoted Thomas Jefferson:
“[a] strict observance of the written law is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to the written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means.” – 3rd US Pres. Thomas Jefferson, 1803.
Then one of the "Rabbit Pack" -- that high-school-clique-cum-lynch-mob of hall monitors who patrol the corridors of Jihad Watch comments -- one "Mirren", with whom I've had run-ins before, expressed effusive approval of that quote. Indeed, one of those run-ins I see, on re-reading it, is directly relevant to my post today. At any rate, here's Mirren's response to the above quote by Thomas Jefferson:
Yes, that’s it, and I want all Muslims kicked out of this country! Enough! I’ve had it! This is too much! Every last one of them out of here! I don’t care where they go! Get out!
And the enabler in chief out along with them! I don’t care where he goes! Send him to Kenya!
And how did Mirren respond? Of particular note is the following:
As much as I would *love* to kick out all muslims from the West, it’s not, unfortunately, as simple as that. We, in the West, have evolved deep and complex ideas about human rights, tolerance, etc, etc. It is entrenched in our laws, and our society. ...In order to deport all muslims from the West we are going to have to (i) change our laws...
Even if we don't have to change our laws (which I argue in my above-linked analysis), notice how back then, six months ago, she was not only failing to carry the torch of Thomas Jefferson about which now, six months later, she is so gung-ho -- she was positively dampening its fire.
”Brilliant quote from Thomas Jefferson, thanks for posting it. I’ve sent it to Sharia May, and Nigel Farage.”
Perhaps Mirren should also send it to herself.