Friday, June 13, 2008

Fragile Freedoms

There are very very very few places in the world where you can speak your mind, what ever is in there, and not be in fear from government reprisal. The United States of America is one of them.

There is a man who wrote an article entitled "Why the Future Belongs to Islam." It was a biting and sarcastic article. It was published in Maclean's Magazine. The publisher and the author are now on trial, because they injured Muslims' "dignity and feelings of self respect."

Where do you think this is happening? Russia? China? Some Easter European country?

This is happening in Canada.

Our neighbors to the north will prosecute you if you step over in to "hate" speech. Who determines what hate speech is? Their government.

Right now, you can not be prosecuted in the U.S. for any speech that does not cause immediate violence to another. Even then the state would rather go after you for assault charges. No state's Attorney's General wants to be the one prosecuting somebody for speech violations... Right now.


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