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Arresting People for Speech

Arresting People for Speech

Should someone get arrested for something they say?  The short answer is: it depends.  If someone says they are going to commit an act of terrorism or a crime then yes, they probably should be arrested as a precaution.  Investigate them a little and make sure there is no actual credible threat.  That really is the only time that someone should be arrested for what they say.  The reason I bring this up is because recently another person in Canada was arrested for hate speech. Continue reading →

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How Can We Expect to Survive in a World Filled With Such Hate?

How Can We Expect to Survive in a World Filled With Such Hate?

I find myself asking this question a lot lately.  Why is there so much hate in the world?  Why does it seem like all we are good at is hate?  We’ve been conscious and intelligent animals for millennia now, how have we not figured it out?  Then I remember that there is an important word in that question, animals. We are still animals.  As much as we like to put on clothes and pretend otherwise we can’t escape it.  The amount of hate in the world only serves as a reminder of this fact. Continue reading →

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