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“This should be a lesson to anyone who thinks that if the Republicans get in this November there will be any real change,” Mr. Savage said. “Just like the conservatives in England have continued the failed policies of the leftist Gordon Brown, most Republicans will continue most of the same destructive policies that [President] Obama started.”

If that is true, then the Republican Party deserves to go into the ash heap of history. The GOP should insist that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pressure London into rescinding the ban. Freedom of speech and expression are the cornerstones of Western civilization. Unless they are defended, they will die a slow death - another casualty in the relentless march of Islamist conquest.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist for The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute, a Washington think tank. He is the host of “The Kuhner Show” on WTNT 570-AM (www.talk570 .com) from 5 to 7 p.m.