This was originally published by the Sun earlier in the week, but we think it’s cool to see that the small town papers are re-running stories on the issue.
[Welland Tribune] The tragedy of the B. C. Human Rights Tribunal’s case against Mark Steyn and Maclean’s magazine over alleged “hate” mongering because of Steyn’s views on Islam, is that most people don’t give a damn.
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.