"In Canada, we respect freedom of speech, but we don't worship it."--
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council in its rebukeof radio talk-show host
Dr. Laura Schlessinger for her remarks on homosexuality."
Proponents of "hate crime" laws say they are needed to protect minorities from acts of violence. But "hate crime" laws are unnecessary. Criminal acts are already illegal. What's more, "hate crime" laws violate the constitutional right to equal protection, create the un-American offense of "thought crime," and abridge the freedoms of speech, religion and association.
Here, again, we have the same issue concerning the First Amendment right to free speech. How does one gauge the level of another's "thoughts?"
By the way...scroll down and read the stories from Canada.....