Thursday, June 19, 2008

Advice for Dr. Moon

Mark Mercer’s column in the Ottawa Citizen today provides Dr. Richard Moon with some philosophical food for thought in his review of the CHRC’s role as thought police, concluding:

...we find in these considerations strong reason for fearing that having an agency charged with suppressing expression will just make things worse.

Prof. Moon, if he appreciates its nature and importance, will have an easy time balancing freedom of expression against our need to be protected from hate messages, for we have no such need. And pretending that we do lands us in the toxic muck of identity politics and the cult of victimization.

The first and only recommendation Prof. Moon should offer, then, is to delete Section 13.

Let’s hope Dr. Moon is listening.

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