Battling Hate Speech

David Cameron and the government have said they want to deal with Hate Speech as spouted by the extremists clerics and the EDL (English Defence League), a very good idea it should be fought, on both the internet and in public.

The idea and plan is great but yet again DC and a few minsters have opened their mouths with out really thinking it through. All it takes to mess the entire plan up is one cleric taking a banning order to court quoting the European Human Rights Act and the section on Free Speech.

Personally I am not a great supporter of the Act and how it is being used by criminals who have committed serious crimes here being allowed to stay and possibly commit further crimes just because they have a right to a family life. i do like the concept behind the act as we as law abiding people should have certain rights protected. I wish the government would right and enact something similar to the US’ Constitution and Bill of Rights, but at the same time make sure foreign criminals cannot use it to stay here at the end of their time in prison, allow the gagging of people who spout words that could turn people into people of violence who physically attack people just because they do not like what they stand for or believe. It should protect our right to protest against things that are wrong as this is sometimes the only way people can let those in power know the depth of feeling.

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