Anti-Semitic blog protected under free speech

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Re: “Blog crosses the line”
Feb. 5, 2008

To the editor:
While I do not support the ideas of the author of the anti-Semitic blog, I do support his right to say whatever he wants.

I am a Libertarian. I believe that people should be able to say what they think without persecution " no matter how offensive someone may find it.

Censorship is getting out of control. I honestly laugh out loud every time I hear the word ‘God’ censored in a movie or song on the radio, while other “offensive” words are allowed for the most part.

If you don’t like what this person is posting on his blog, don’t read it. I’m sure you can figure out what ideas are behind the post within the first few lines or even the title.

The government wouldn’t step in if this person were talking to a friend about this in a public place like a mall, so why the Internet? You have to go looking for this type of material to find it on the web. It’s not going to come up if you are looking for directions to or pictures of the John Labatt Centre.

People in general need to lighten up. If you don’t like what someone is saying, then don’t listen. There have been many times where I haven’t liked someone’s ideas or what they’ve thought about me, but there is nothing I can do about it so I just ignore it.

I would much rather have people saying things that I don’t like, than not be able to say something that someone else might not like. The censorship campaign needs to come to an end, because sooner or later, if the trend continues, we’re not going to be able to say anything at all.
"Alex Harper
Computer Science II

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