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The Alberta Human Rights Commission is charging Ezra Levant with a crime for calling it "crazy". Canada's free speech protections are not as robust as those of the United States but perhaps they should be. Canada has previously criminalized "hate speech" though the law was mostly defanged a few years ago due to a case involving Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn. Now, the commisars have found another reason to harass Mr. Levant. You can read the full story here. You can sign a petition calling the AHRC all kinds of names here. I signed and I noticed that Ed Cline had signed. I'm not sure who else of note might have signed. Edit: I should add that although they're only looking for a thousand signatures, I think it would be great if tens of thousands of people signed. There is strength in numbers. If more people sign, it is harder to anti-free speech types to single out individuals for harassment. Darrell
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is at it again. Unwilling to abide by the Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the commission has issued another ruling targeting the same baker for essentially the same "crime" again -- the crime of having his own opinion. COLORADO IS GOING AFTER JACK PHILLIPS OF MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP AGAIN Darrell
In case people haven't been paying attention, Michael Mann, the guy with the global warming hockey stick end-of-the-world graph has been suing all of his critics in order to try to shut them up. Anyway, there is an interesting and as always funny column by Mark Steyn about the lawsuits. There is also an interesting column by Robert Tracinski about how global warming is turning into a pseudo science. I also found it interesting that one of my favorite conservative authors was quoting one of my favorite Objectivist authors. It's probably happened before, but this is the first time I've seen it. Darrell