Wednesday, April 9, 2008

It's Getting Dangerous Out Here For A Conservative

What is the appropriate reaction to the discovery that our claim to free speech as Canadians is as tenuous as this? Time was, my emotional response would have been contempt for the cretin who would have the nerve to bring forth a charge of this nature. With these new charges, my reaction has now become bewilderment and immense disappointment. For those who haven't heard, Richard Warman has brought suit (civil this time) against the beleaguered Ezra Levant as well as Kate McMillan, Kathy Shaidle, and Free Dominion.

Michelle Malkin covers the story here.

Kathy tells us a bit about Warman:

Richard Warman used to work for the notorious Human Rights Commission, which runs the "kangaroo courts" who’ve charged Mark Steyn with "flagrant Islamophobia."

Richard Warman has brought almost half these cases single-handledly, getting websites he doesn’t like shut down, and making tens of thousands of tax free dollars in "compensation" out of web site owners who can’t afford to fight back or don’t even realize they can.

The province of British Columbia had to pass a special law to stop Richard Warman from suing libraries because they carried books he didn't approve of.

Richard Warman also wants to ban international websites he doesn’t like from being seen by Canadians.

The folks named in his new law suit are the very bloggers who have been most outspoken in their criticism of Warman’s methods.

I have nothing to add that hasn't already been said by Ezra, Kate, Kathy, or the myriad other bloggers who have posted about the story. They are asking for donations to help with their legal fees. Go to their sites for more details.

For a complete run-down of Richard Warman's antics, follow the link.

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