Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Don't be tempted!

There are other ways to shut down, or privatize, the CBC!

John Martin writes in the Chilliwack Times:
Some may applaud that the reverend [Stephen Boissoin] can never be critical of gays. But a similar ruling could be made in the not too distant future that prohibits criticism of Christians or Americans. The CBC would sure have a tough job filling up its airtime under such a prohibition.

It sounds insane, but at the end of the day it's completely conceivable that Guy Earle could be banned for life from ever making a joke not pre-approved by the Human Rights Tribunal. Many people think they can ignore a tribunal's sentence because it's not a real court. But tribunals register their decision with a real court and they become fully enforceable, just like any court order. A person can be fined into compliance or even jailed.

This is the type of power available to the thugs on the tribunal panels who police our thoughts and words. Mercifully though, there's a simple solution available to Gordon Campbell that could put an end to the disgraceful conduct and abuses of the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal that has become a rallying cry for those opposed to these kangaroo courts.

Fire them all.

Who will they come after next? (HT: Blazing Cat Fur).