The debate "Freedom of speech protect insults against police and municipal workers" was started by
May 6, 2015, 1:59 pm.
24 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
PsychDave posted 1 argument, I_Voyager posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PsychDave, Seraphim, Mrcolaman, Nor_Omer, scooter6381, shinywhale, farhana, I_Voyager, toughgamerjerry, egzon135, skyfrancois_97, soullesschicken, cadzp9, Bxat9, omactivate, LucyTheDebatorQueen and 8 visitors agree.
Abiel, Violet, sdiop, evamara, Hanif_abdat, mandala and 2 visitors disagree.
If we enshrine the government in crystal, it will grow to be authoritarian. We will be made to suit it's purpose, as opposed to it being suited to our purpose, which is the only method of freedom.
Between laws against insulting government workers and Bill-C51, we are taking steps towards an authoritarian government. It won't happen right away... But several political cycles later we'll see the next phase of authoritarian control, unless we cut the head off the serpent now while we still have political autonomy to do so. We must found or join dissenting political parties and philosophical movements and become louder with our voices in politics and media and social media. We must take to the streets and protest for a free and rational nation, not a power-controlled nation. Canadian apathy must give way to new passion.
Specifically a single insult, not harassment.