As a proponent for free speech, stories like this go to show how we are losing the rights to voice our opinions.
I have known Tom for a few years now, and he is probably one of the best political minds I have met. Now he is being put through the ringer for speaking his mind when asked what his thoughts were by CBC, in which Flanagan said he thought Assange "should be assassinated, actually. I think (U. S. President Barack) Obama should put out a contract and maybe use a drone or something."
Now there are those that support Wikileaks right to free speech, but try and stifle the right of Tom to do the same. The hypocrisy of free speech just never ends. Some things to consider are does Prof. Flanagan really have the political clout to have someone across the globe assassinated? Were his comments even close to hate speech? I don't believe he was trying to get Assange assassinated....good lord, give me a break. Incitement to murder? Yeah right!
Lets take a look at Assange. Refused bail for sex crimes, hmm I won't state my opinion on Assange and what I think should be done to those of his ilk. (only because I we are not permitted I guess) It is however much the same as my thoughts on Bin Laden.
When we have to worry daily about the comments we make, it makes me wonder where our freedoms really lie. Canada is obviously losing sight of it, and I hope this is fought, after all isn't that what our soldiers are dying for, our FREEDOMS?
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