“I Fear for Liberty if Those Priniciples Are Eroded”

And what a terrifying boogeyman this Levenson is. “Witchhunt”, indeed. Hidden behind a benign, smug, academician, Cherokee Milk Maiden-like facade.

We have so many like him who would do the same here.

Britian’s Education Secretary Michael Gove brilliantly argues the case for free speech at the Leveson witchhunt, but Steve Kates’ introduction is also masterly:

Lord Leveson is their version of Mr Justice Finkelstein, that is, someone who thinks he has understood the issues and can be evenhanded between liberty and restraint. That is, he will come down in favour of restraint but then call it liberty. Here is the para of interest:

Lord Leveson told Gove: ‘I don’t need to be told about the importance of free speech. I really don’t. I am concerned that you are saying behaviour which is unacceptable has to be accepted because of the right of free speech.’ Gove was unfazed: ‘I fear for liberty if those principles are eroded.’

You’re damn right it does, old chap. And there are still those among us who will defend YOUR right as well as ours, to be perfectly unacceptable to the Death, if need be, in the United States. God knows what’s happening to your countries.

From Andrew Bolt who knows first hand of having NO FREEDOM to speak one’s mind (read the whole column), via dear friend Spot

2 Responses to ““I Fear for Liberty if Those Priniciples Are Eroded””

  1. aelfheld says:

    It would be one thing if the hard-won freedoms of the West were suppressed by outside forces but, dear God, we’re doing this to ourselves.

  2. Greg Newsom says:

    unacceptable??By whose standards?That’s the rub.
    Maybe,this Commie,Leveson,would
    be more comfortable as a member of the Politburo.We all know where he’s coming from.A wolf in sheep’s clothing.These guys are still
    pissed that there are still
    some Christians left in Europe.”Let’s get Richard Dawkins to destroy all belief
    and then Lenin’s body will
    be moved to Napolean’s tomb”

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