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Should we abolish Canada's Human Rights Commissions?


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Poll: Canada's Human Rights Commissions (91 member(s) have cast votes)

What should we do with our human rights commissions?

  1. Voted Abolish human rights commissions (46 votes [48.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.42%

  2. Restrict these commissions (rescind section 13) (17 votes [17.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.89%

  3. Keep human rights commissions - they are integral to a civilized society (32 votes [33.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.68%

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#286 Anti-Am

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:36 AM

Glad it was repealed. You should be able to say whatever you like even if it is mean.

#287 August1991

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:21 PM

The Conservative Party of Canada - Supporting White Supremacy Since 2012.

The New Democratic Party of Canada - supporting strawman arguments, and political correctness since 1961.

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But I do admire Stephen Harper for doing something that David Lewis was never capable of doing: Stephen Harper has forced ordinary Canadians to choose.

On which side are we?

Edited by August1991, 11 June 2012 - 10:29 PM.

"In civilised society he stands at all times in need of the cooperation and assistance of great multitudes, while his whole life is scarce sufficient to gain the friendship of a few persons." Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 2

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:12 AM

The New Democratic Party of Canada - supporting strawman arguments, and political correctness since 1961.

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But I do admire Stephen Harper for doing something that David Lewis was never capable of doing: Stephen Harper has forced ordinary Canadians to choose.

On which side are we?

Typical rightwing fascist argument: if you're not with us, you're against us. Children think this way as well.

Are we adults or are we children?

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:17 AM

Typical rightwing fascist argument: if you're not with us, you're against us. Children think this way as well.

Are we adults or are we children?

Cybercoma, you entirely miss my point.

You make a straw-man argument.

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A false dichotomy is a Hobbesian choice: you can choose between fascist Hitler and radical Stalin.

A straw man argument is different: you can choose between democratic civilized Sweden/Canada, or Nazi Germany.

Edited by August1991, 14 June 2012 - 12:57 AM.

"In civilised society he stands at all times in need of the cooperation and assistance of great multitudes, while his whole life is scarce sufficient to gain the friendship of a few persons." Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 2

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:16 AM

Human rights legislation pertains to public displays of discrimination, so your examples are irrelevant.

Shwa, in case you ever return to this forum and read this, what do you mean?

What is "public display of discrimination"?

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If a single woman posts on the Internet that she seeks a man over 50, Christian, white, financially stable - does her advert contravene the public display of discrimination.

What if her Internet ad instead notes that she likes "tall black men"? In this 21st century, how do we define public display?

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State discrimination is fundamentally different from private/individual/corporate discrimination. IMHO, the State should be blind. But individuals should be free to discriminate as their wont.

Edited by August1991, 14 June 2012 - 01:49 AM.

"In civilised society he stands at all times in need of the cooperation and assistance of great multitudes, while his whole life is scarce sufficient to gain the friendship of a few persons." Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 2



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