The protests in Egypt during which tomatoes and shoes were thrown at Secretary Clinton’s motorcade showed the State Department that it needs to expend the effort to teach people around the world that individual members of our Congress, employees of our government departments and even members of our military do not speak for any administration. We need to explain to the world what freedom of speech means in America. We need to help them understand that our freedom of speech protects lunatics and fools, and our partisan battles have, in the past twenty years, deteriorated into lies, allusions, innuendo and character assassination.
There is something else our State Department needs to do. We need to make some gesture to the British Royal Family by way of a national acknowledgment of our official attitude toward the lunatic fringe. Huma Abedin’s brother Hassan is a fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies at Oxford University. The Center’s patron is a member of the Royal Family.
Reps. Bachmann, Gohmert, Franks, Rooney and Westmoreland have accused Charles Phillip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, heir apparent to the throne of one of our greatest allies, father of two members of the British military, one of whom served in Afghanistan, of being a sponsor of Islamist terrorism.