Thursday, June 11, 2009

Freedom-Snatching Jackboots Just Won't Let Go

Criminal Code alone isn't enough to stop thought hate crimes, they say:
Canada's Human Rights Commission has rejected suggestions that it stop investigating hate messages on the Internet, saying the issue shouldn't be left solely to the Criminal Code.

In a report to Parliament obtained by The Globe and Mail, the commission argues that both the criminal code and the Canadian Human Rights Act should be used to deal with the promotion of hate.
But what about the abuse of power? The report suggests that the commission should leave the imposing of fines to the criminal courts; however when it comes to conviction - that would apparently remain the responsibility of the "human rights" tribunals. Hmm... shall I remind you that once a "hate speech" complaint makes it all the way to the tribunal, the conviction is pretty much certain?

Then - what about the fact that a victim of a frivolous complaint has to pay tens of thousands for his defense, while the complainer gets all expenses paid? The report recommends that victims of frivolous complaints too get their legal expenses reimbursed. By the complainer? Of course not! By the taxpayers! Yeah, it's the taxpayers' fault that the law allows just anyone with hurt feelings to file a "human rights" complaint...
This is more than an insult to Canadian traditions, it is an assault on the values of free expression and democratic liberty. The CHRC is a corrupt, power mad bureacracy staffed by radical leftist zealots who have abused their power repeatedly and with impunity. This travesty cannot be allowed to continue.

The alleged Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal have demonstrated their corruption time and again. These illegitimate bodies have tolerated the abuse of due process, tolerated misleading testimony under oath, evidence substitution and have in the words of Senator Jerry Grafstein been hijacked by extremists.
Ok Harper act or lose the next election.
Let me reiterate: act now or lose the next election! It's been just six months or so since the delegates at the Conservative Party convention voted almost unanimously to remove section 13.1 (the one that criminalizes speech) from the Canadian Human Rights Act. If Stephen Harper chooses to distance himself from the issue (instead of doing what's right for the country and re-energizing his voting base in the process) - then he better not complain should his party lose even more votes than the Liberals did last fall.

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