Why so-called “Hate Speech” laws can never work

There is a very simple reason why "hate speech" laws do not and can not work.  You simply cannot "ban" an emotion, any more than gun grabbers can ban stupid people.  You cannot legislate away stupidity, nor can you legislate away an emotion.

Human beings hate.  Human beings love.  Human beings, no matter how many times the parental hand of the Nanny State demands it, will not stop being human beings.

Research done by a group in America proves this beyond any doubt. They studied  Twitter "hate tweets" and mapped them for all the world to see.

Below, the first map is the locations and density of  the so-called “hate speech” tweets in America. The bottom map shows population density.

They’re the same.

Imagine that.  Wherever there are people, there is hate.

I'm shocked!

You can no more eradicate “hate” by outlawing it than you can murder, rape, theft or lying politicians. They are all part of the Human Condition, and so long as we insist on bankrupting people for exercising their Right to Freedom of Speech  through are useless and abusive Human Rights  Commissions and Tribunals Canada will never ever be a “free nation.”

Just because we dislike what someone says, does that mean we must punish, ridicule and bankrupt them because of it?  Does a person asking a question really challenge our beliefs so strongly we must deny the very existence of a question?  No, that's absurd.

As I've urged before, if you have not yet contacted Canada’s Senators and encouraged them to pass Bill C-304 An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom), please do so now.

In Bulletin #130 Canadian Rights and Freedoms Bulletin published complete instructions for contacting every Canadian Senator along with contact information for them all.  You can download that issue by clicking here.

Fundraising-Video-ScreenI would also encourage you to learn more about Marc Lemire's Constitutional Challenge of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, a challenge that ultimately must prevail if Canadians' Right to Freedom of Speech is ever to be restored.

Even if Section 13 is ultimately repealed by Canada's Senate, unless Lemire's Constitutional Challenge is successful, those already stripped of their Right to Freedom of Speech by this heinous law have no chance of restoring that precious Right.

Is it right to strip someone of their Right to Freedom of Speech even after we repeal the law that made it possible?  No, that is unconscionable.

So are Canada's hate speech laws.

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5 thoughts on “Why so-called “Hate Speech” laws can never work

  1. Chris…..hate throwing stones at anyone or anything but why is the map for the US when you(we) are talking about Human Rights in our country, Canada. Please delve deeper into Canadian violations of “hate” mail, provide similar maps for Canada. I think there might be some surprises.

    1. The map is of the US because that’s the country the study was from. If I’d could find a similar study for Canada I’d have used it.

      Are you suggesting that somehow Canadians are not as “hateful” as their American cousins and that a map of Canadian “hate” tweets would not show a similar trend? Human beings are human beings, regardless of which side of the border we’re living on.

      1. Chris…..I policed the “mean” streets of Ont for over 30 yrs. No I am not naive enough to believe Canadians are any better than the US. what I hold near and dear to my heart is that Canadians are not nor ever will be on the hateful levels of those in the States. I remember watching Micheal Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” and the illustrated difference in their society versus ours in the north. I follow your site frequently and enjoy your blogs but if you are going to compare apples to oranges it might be time to find some actual research about this subject in dear ol’ Canada. Please keep up the good work….Bill

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