DiscussionsFree speech is now officially dead in CanaDUH! en>fr fr>en
By Annard_Leonardo Comments: 598, member since Mon Nov 05, 2012
On Mon Mar 04, 2013 02:34 PM
Edited by Annard_Leonardo (83457) on 2013-03-04 13:37:57
Edited by Annard_Leonardo (83457) on 2013-03-04 13:50:34
Would appear canaDUH has lost it's way!
Canadian Supreme Court Kills Last Hope for Free Speech
Bill Whatcott. During the last two decades or so, he has spent much of his time traveling around Canada, waving protest signs at gay-pride parades and Planned Parenthood clinics, agitating for the criminalization of homosexual acts and abortion, and distributing fliers packed with incendiary language about gays and graphic images of aborted fetuses. In 2010 the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal fined him $17,500 for distributing “hateful” materials; an appeals court overturned the ruling, whereupon the province’s Human Rights Commission appealed the case to the Canadian Supreme Court. Now the Court has ruled, and it’s an icy day for freedom in the Great White North.
frontpagemag.com . . .
To be sure, the Court’s unanimous ruling on the Whatcott case pretends to be nuanced, measured, carefully thought-out – a product of the most sophisticated kind of legal deliberation. In evaluating the hate-speech section of Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Code, for instance, the Court struck down a passage forbidding speech that “ridicules, belittles or otherwise affronts the dignity” of certain groups, while upholding a prohibition on language that is “likely to expose” those groups to hatred. For the most part, the Court upheld the province’s hate-speech legislation, maintaining that it “appropriately balances the fundamental values underlying freedom of expression with competing Charter rights and other values essential to a free and democratic society, in this case a commitment to equality and respect for group identity and the inherent dignity owed to all human beings.”
One of the many striking aspects of the Court’s decision is the insistence that any judge, jury, or commission seeking to determine whether a speech act crosses the threshold of being punishable by law must not look to the speaker’s intent but must, rather, make an assessment of the potential of that speech act for causing hate. Speech capable of causing emotions that are negative but that fall short of full-fledged “abhorrence,” the Court dictated, cannot be banned. Another key detail is that truth is no defense: it is impermissible even to state demonstrable facts if, in the authorities’ estimation, those facts might spark enmity toward a group. Yet another point worth mentioning is that any judgment rendered in such matters must, the Court posited, be arrived at in an “objective” manner.
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Commie Lib Atheist says Free Speech is Dead in American school of higher learning
College: Where Free Speech Goes to Die
By Bruce Thornton - March 4, 2013
ukianoff is an attorney, self-proclaimed “liberal-leaning atheist,” and past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which for more than a decade has exposed unconstitutional campus speech codes and defended those who have fallen afoul of them. Despite those efforts, higher education’s assault on the First Amendment right to speech continues to subvert the goal of liberal education, drying up Arnold’s “stream of fresh and free thought” and reinforcing, rather than challenging, the “stock notions and habits” of progressive orthodoxy.
www.realclearpolitics.com . . .
As a result, Lukianoff writes, “The only institution that could be helping elevate the national discussion may actually be making it worse” as students graduate never having left the “echo chambers” of their own minds. Instead, they have been subjected to a curriculum and campus life focused on “rewarding groupthink, punishing devil’s advocates, and shutting down discussions on some of the hottest and most important topics of the day.”
You know it's bad when a lib goes against the grain to say enough already!
To finish it off and come full circle.
Abortion Worker Arrested, Jailed In Death Of Baby Born Alive During Botched Abortion
Belkis Gonzalez was arrested today and jailed on two felony counts related to the death of a baby born alive during a botched abortion in Hialeah, Florida, in 2006.
www.lifesitenews.com . . .
......Gonzalez was working at a Hialeah abortion mill when a 19 year old girl came in to complete an abortion that was started the previous day. Abortionist Pierre Renelique failed to show up for the abortion appointment, and the baby girl was born alive. Gonzalez then cut the baby’s umbilical cord, shoved her in a trash bag, then hid her body on the abortion clinic roof.
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