Friday, August 29, 2008

Get it right

I wish these American conservative bigots would get their facts straight:

Clifford May writes:
In Canada, "human rights commissions" attempt to enforce this taboo by putting such writers as Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant on trial for the "crime" of expressing opinions that offend Islamic grievance groups — and also for quoting Islamists accurately and thereby casting them in an unfavorable light. If that’s not Orwellian, what is?

No no NO!

It's not a trial for a crime; it's a human rights complaint. The HRCs do not prosecute crimes.

The difference is very important.

In criminal cases, courts are bound to observe things like rules of evidence and procedure, presumption of innocence, the right to confront accusers. In a criminal case the important thing are facts and the law.

If HRCs were bound by these things,


the country would be governed by the rule of law.

Then who could we complain to about our feelings?


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