Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Fundamental Right to Disagree

Yes, I know, I know, Canada's upper chamber is Jurassic Park. Still, it's thrilling to hear Canadian Senator Doug Finley, who wants to scrap our Human Rights Act (essentially, the document that enshrines state-enforced political correctness) say this in front of a parliamentary committee:
In a pluralistic society like Canada, we must protect our right to peacefully disagree with each other. We must allow a diversity of opinion — even if we find some opinions offensive. Unless someone actually counsels violence or other crimes, we must never use the law to silence them.
Exactly. Disagreement is freedom; complete agreement is totalilitarian. It's as simple as that.

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