4 May 2010

Hate Speech

I do not like hate speech which by definition insults individuals or groups of persons. Yet I do not think it should be punishable unless it actually puts a specific person in reasonable fear of suffering an attack to their person or property.

People have a right to security of their person and property, and to enjoy equal rights with everyone else. They do not, however, have a right not to be insulted; that is a matter of manners not law.

1 comment:

Matt de Plouquenet said...

Until Sunday I agreed with you. Having seen what the "local" Roma are doing has changed my view!