Anyone care about free speech?
The tragedy of the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal's case against
Oh, many sympathize with Steyn because the issue seems so silly, but most don't see the destructive effect of hate legislation, or how it threatens our freedom.
Of all the benefits embodied in our county, free speech is -- or should be -- among the most precious. Without the freedom to express opinions on any matter, we cease being a free society. The implications are as simple as that.
The villains in the Steyn case are not
At fault is the government of Stephen Harper for not rescinding a law that the Liberals introduced and makes a mockery of both justice and freedom.
Harper is P
Steyn's case is replicated in the human rights persecution in Alberta of Ezra Levant whose now-defunct magazine, the Western Standard, published the Danish cartoons -- political statements on Islamic terrorism, not religious mockery.
The complainants get a free ride, the defendants have to pay their costs.
Truth is no defence before a human rights tribunal. Steyn's accuracy is not at issue, just his opinions. Under hate legislation, opinions are punishable if they offend a particular group.
If you think about it, this is an abomination.
Barbara Hall, Ontario's human rights chief commissioner, said she didn't have the authority to deal with Steyn and
There's an unbiased adjudicator!
Full article at: http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/2008/06/23/pf-5958606.html