Random Quotations – Free Speech – Nov. 26th, 2018

Five items in total…

“…the truth is that merely holding and expressing nationalist, populist, patriotic or Christian opinions and beliefs is deemed a ‘violation’ because such beliefs have been subjectively defined as ‘hateful’… For example, PayPal announced it was banning Infowars last week because Infowars had ‘promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance’… In real terms, this meant that we had opposed the teaching of transgenderism to young children in schools and criticized political Islam.” – Paul Joseph Watson, “Big Tech has defined conservatism as hate speech” – Infowars, Sept. 24th, 2018. (This is a highly informative article, you can read it here.)

“The primary assault is based on the existence of a new ‘right’: the right not to be offended. It is claimed by many that the right not to be offended is more important than the right to free expression… If a conservative speaker offends some of the students, that speaker can be denied a platform. ‘The belief that free speech rights don’t include the right to speak offensively is now firmly entrenched on campuses and enforced by repressive speech or harassment codes,’ wrote attorney Wendy Kaminer in The Atlantic.” – Ed Brodow, “Too bad if you’re offended – the assault on free speech” – Eagle Rising, Oct. 30th, 2018.

“While certainly entertaining the post opens up a serious can of worms as Unifor represents over 13,000 Canadian journalists… For years many have argued that Canada’s mainstream press maintain a centre-left bias, this post only goes to further that sentiment in a dangerous way… It opens up more arguments that the Conservatives will never have a fair shake from the mainstream press, and opens us up to the same terrible relationship that exists in the states between the Republicans and media.” – Ali Taghva, “Union representing Canadian journalists declares itself the resistance to Andrew Scheer” – The Post Millennial, Nov. 17th, 2018.

“Examples such as the Liberal’s values test on the Summer Jobs Program application, the rollbacks of protections for religious Officiants, the Alberta government’s attacks on religious schools, the lack of conscience protections for doctors who object to providing euthanasia… Recently in Toronto, two women were assaulted only days apart for peacefully expressing their pro-life convictions… For the sake of our democracy, we must be able to speak our minds and express our personal convictions about difficult and controversial subjects without fear of being suppressed by our government or facing violence from fellow citizens.” – Kelly Block. “Canada must recommit to religious and expressive freedom” – The Post Millennial, Nov. 25th, 2018.

“Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate groups, I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, completely destroy them… You are able to destroy these groups sometimes by the things you publish. It’s not so much that they will bring down the police or the federal agents on their head, it’s that you can sometimes so mortally embarrass these groups that they will be destroyed.… We see this (as a) political struggle. We’re not trying to change anybody’s mind. We’re trying to wreck the groups. We’re trying to destroy them. Not to send them to prison unfairly or to take their free speech rights away, but as a political matter to destroy them.” – and – “The choice before us is whether we will continue to exist as a free society, or whether we will become a totalitarian state in which holding the proper opinions is an indispensable prerequisite of being able to function as a citizen at all.” – Former SPLC spokesman Mark Potok, (first item only), both quotes from Robert Spencer in “The SPLC: A massive, multi-million-dollar character assassination machine” – Frontpagemag, Sept. 28th, 2018. (This excellent and revealing article can be read here.)