Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Yesterday, critics of human rights commissions scored a huge victory. The repeal of Section 13 means that no one can be taken to a human rights commission for expressing what they feel, regardless of who they offend"

Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last.

Die gedanken sind frei
My thoughts freely flower
Die gedanken sind frei
My thoughts give me power
No scholar can map them
No hunter can trap them
No man can deny
Die gedanken sind frei

I think as I please
And this gives me pleasure
My conscience decrees
This right I must treasure
My thoughts will not cater
To duke or dictator
No man can deny
Die gedanken sind frei

And should tyrants can take me
And throw me in prison
My thoughts will burst free
Like blossoms in season
Foundations may crumble
And structures may tumble
But free men shall cry
Die gedanken sind frei.

Update: If, as rumour has it, Bernie Farber does indeed become Barbara Hall's successor as Ontario's chief "human rights" commissar, how sucky for him--and how fabulous for freedom-lovers--that he won't be able to wield the censorship cudgel. Under such power-reducing circumstances, it's almost not worth it to accept the gig.

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