What the Public is Saying about the "Human Rights" Trial of Mark Steyn and Maclean's
Slogans collected by the Covenant Zone blog,from its readers, for a
AGAINST Section 7 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, and Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act;
AND, on Behalf of Mark Steyn's freedom to write, and Maclean's freedom to publish, whatever they see fit, even when it comes to discussing the relationship of Islam and the West.
NOTE: some comments refer to what Dean Stacey, of the Canadian Human Rights Commission said while giving testimony to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal: "Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don't give it any value."
Free speech: NOT just an American concept/ It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. Welcome to the HRC/ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. The HRC welcomes you to the beginning of the end of your lives!/ Advice from the HRC: "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."/ It's the end of our freedom as we know it!/ Guilty until proven innocent/
You are Mark Steyn! More speech, not less/ Talk isn't cheap anymore/ Free speech means speaking the unspeakable or it means nothing at all/ Someone please tell me what to think. I went to a Canadian university/
But 2+2 Does Equal 4/ Stalinist show trial/ True + Free + Fair = Hate/ Commission Wrongs don't make Human Rights/ Our Canada includes the right to intellectual thought and speech/ Today they've come for Mark Steyn. Next time it may be for YOU/ Canadian HRCs believe: "Freedom of Speech is an American concept"/ Are we still free to say "No" to the HRC?/
And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play on the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter? - John Milton/
I bear witness that there is no truth but in freedom and Steyn is a prophet/ Socialists stifling free expression of thought inside the Human Rights Tribunal/ "Because it is my bloody right to do so!" - Ezra Levant/ Kangaroo Court now in Session/ Stop Fascist Star Chambers/
Once were Nazi fighters/ Canada: the True North Strong and Regulated/ First they came for Steyn.../ Make Speech not War, man/ His Words, My Rights/ Free is a four letter word/ Silence says Nothing/ Free Speech, no human rights leech/ Inquisitions were for the Middle Ages/ Democracy not dogma/
Who's really on trial here?/ Human Rights Commissions: You pay us to shut you up/ Human Rights Commissions: We tell you what (not) to think/ Human Rights Commissions: We know what's bad for you/ Free Steyn, Free Speech, Free Canada/
Mark Steyn hates me; do you see me complaining?/ Free Speech is the FUNDAMENTAL human right/ Stifling one Steyn at a time/ Free Speech: Use it or Lose it/ I am Mark Steyn, when I'm told I am worth half the value of a man/ Canada? Or 1930s Germany?/ Free Mark Steyn, Free Us, Free You/
"I am Spartacus"/ My grandad died for freedom of speech in 1940/ Dieppe: did they die in vain?/ When you silence one of us, ten will arise to take his place/ I can't be there in person, but my spirit and voice will be marching besides all of you/ No, I am Spartacus/ HRCs: Orwell screwed up the year/ We Are Mark Steyn/ Keep your bureaucrats off our thoughts/ Keep your thought police out of my head. I will say whatever I damn well please/
You can get more loot with a CHRC complaint than you can with a gun and a smile/ 1984 was meant to be a nightmare, not a social plan/ Free Speech is also a Canadian right/ Ban Star Chambers/ "Tie that kangaroo (court) down, Steyn"/ Separate Mosque and State!/ Free Elmasry!/ Mark Steyn improved my understanding