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Religious Hatred Act 2006
This from Lionheart
Other than an obvious concern for Lionheart personally, as well as for other bloggers in the UK, my main concern is for the UK.
Hat tip to my email tipster.
Without specifically commenting on Lionheart's situation, with which I am not terribly familiar, I nonetheless have some thoughts.
Hate speech laws are, in general, ill-conceived, as are Holocaust-denial laws and other such infringements on Freedom of Speech and of the Press. They are everything we in the counterjihad movement complain about with regards to Sharia.
Such laws are an attempt to enchain our tongues and our pens (or our computer keyboards, these days), and that is a major step towards enchaining our minds. Once our minds are enslaved, physical enslavement becomes superfluous, and even counterproductive.
It is important to understand that we have a Second Amendment in case the government fails to abide by the First.
It is more important to understand that, due to the awesome destructive power of modern warfare, the battle needs to be fought and won peacefully, using legal measures. An armed, vigilant citizenry is a counterbalance to a heavily-armed government; both sides may then appreciate the need to settle issues with the ballot box and the jury box, understanding the terrible potential should the issue be settled with the cartridge box instead.
In an increasingly pacified and civilly-disarmed Europe, the government's excesses know fewer natural bounds of an armed and vigilant populace. This makes the provocations greater, thereby making the possibility of armed revolt against government oppression more likely. The disarming of the populace, intended to preclude a resort to arms for settling disputes, in fact emboldens tyranny and works toward making such a resort to arms more unavoidable.
Freedom is not free, and it is far better to sweat a little now, defending our freedom peacefully, than to bleed later, and perhaps arrive too late to save Lady Liberty.