Friday, February 1, 2008

Rights vs Liberties

Question for Indiana Libertarians and conservatives:

One year in jail + $10,000 fine for speaking one's mind.

Is this "social tolerance"?

Watch 2-minute video, then answer.

HB 1076 would provide a greater penalty for insulting a homosexual outside a gay nightclub than punching an elderly grandmother outside a hospital (unless the grandmother happened to be a lesbian).

By specifying specially protected persons against bias (such as national origin) it excludes others (such as state origin) by default. Calling someone a dumb Mexican will be constituted a hate crime. Calling someone a dumb New Mexican will not be constituted a hate crime.

While Libertarians are to be praised for their support of human rights, they should object when those "rights" replace liberties.

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