Tuesday, October 25, 2011

About Those "Sticks and Stones"...

When I was growing up back in the dark ages, my mama used to tell me that "sticks and stones can break your bones but names will never hurt you." Of course, that was waaaay before we had "human rights" commissions and people who made a nice living off the victim group/grievance industry. Today that old saw has been turned on its head by Grant Sharfstein, a lawyer for the Saskatchewan "human rights" racket. In justifying the unjustifyable--state censorship--to the Supreme Court as it adjudicates the case brought against the SHRC by anti-gay pamphleteer Bill Whatcott, nurse practitioner Sharfstein insists that
Bones heal. The harm and hurt that is done by hate speech will never heal.
Replace "hate speech" with "abridgements on free speech and the busybodies who police them" and I think he has it exactly right. (Hat tip: JB)

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