looney lily should move to Canada where criticism of a protected group, like Muslims, can get you arrested.<quoted text>
Have to agree with you, kinda. You would be in hog heaven if all speech alien to your thoughts and beliefs was suppressed. You will find the difficult to grasp but many like to hear both sides of an issue. In your mind if critical thinking goes against your mind set it should be restricted.
Mark Steyn wrote:
'LIGHTS OUT ON FREE SPEECH
...in Britain, in Canada, in Australia (which is to say in some of the oldest free societies on earth and among the very few developed nations that did not succumb to the mid-20th century totalitarian fevers),
IT IS NOW RECEIVED WISDOM THAT STATE POWER IS REQUIRED TO BALANCE FREE SPEECH WITH COMPETING SOCIETAL INTERESTS AS DETERMINED BY REGULATORY BUREAUCRATS.
Socialists are supposed to think like this, but Britains hideously named Royal Charter is the triumphant deal of an ostensibly Conservative Prime Minister, and Canadas grotesque Supreme Court decision was passed by a bench the majority of whom were appointed by another Conservative Prime Minister.
As the casual acceptance of the notion that Parliament will hold the press to account suggests, increasingly we live in a world in which such debates as take place do so within an ever more statist framing...
'Behead All Those Who Insult Free Speech
Encouraged by President Obamas and Secretary Clintons prostrations before the howling mob, the U.N.s No. 2 honcho explains free speech:
Free speech is a gift given to us by the [Universal] Declaration of Human Rights, said Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson during a press conference on October 2nd at UN headquarters in New York. It is a privilege, Eliasson said,that we have, which in my view involves also the need for respect, the need to avoid provocations.
Free speech is a gift given to us in 1948 by U.N. officials? Who knew?
The only appropriate response of free-born peoples to such a statement is:**** off,******. Free speech is not in the gift of minor Swedish timeserving hack bureaucrats, either to grant or withdraw.
Where is the respect, by the way, in Behead the enemies of Islam? Under the not so subtle evolution of free speech advanced by the likes of Obama and Eliasson, youll be shackled by respect and the need to avoid provocations but kindergartners will still be able to parade around the local park demanding Behead all those who insult the Prophet.
In the end, the one-way multiculturalism of craven squishes like Eliasson will destroy our world. Nuts to him and to the U.N.