Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We Can Stop "hate speech"

Just stop hate speech.

Our best insurance (if any) against the spread of violent teaching and hatred is not the court, but our education system, and in a democracy, by using free speech to fight/stop hate speech. Our society at large, 44 years old, is mature and wise enough to tell what's right and wrong.

Rather than relying on the police, this time around, all members of the public should be encouraged to report hate speeches. This is part of Republic Singaporeans' civic duty as much as their obligation to report on suspicious activities in their neighbourhood. Let the court decide when free speech croses the limit of tolerance and becomes hate speech.

A miracle or mirage?

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