When it comes to provocateurs who are anti-American, the bastions of liberalism march in lockstep to defend whatever freedom is at stake. Refusing to say the pledge of allegiance? Freedom of speech. Nazi march through a community of survivors? Same and warum nicht? Building a mosque at Ground Zero? Freedom of religion. Defacing Christian or Jewish symbols in artwork? Art trumps religion so long as it’s not Danish cartoons or a South Park show lampooning Mohammed. Publishing the Pentagon Papers or Wiki-Leaks? Freedom of the press. Strangely, when the provocation comes from the right in the person of Terry Jones, now labeled the Koran-burning pastor, the civil liberties guardians are silent. Where is Michael Bloomberg to declaim that if we don’t continue in our tradition of free expression, the terrorists will have won? Where are the cadre of celebrities usually trotted out to protest censorship of any kind? We know how many times Americans have burned flags and draft cards and used patriotic symbols as objects of degradation - all part of our unrivalled liberty. What, besides kowardice, makes the Koran eligible for exception from the rule?