‘Blasphemy Laws’ in Democracy – Petition to the Government of Canada

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • It has been eight decades since the last conviction under Section 296, and thirty-five years since the last charge of blasphemous libel was laid;
  • Blasphemous libel serves no purpose in Canadian law or modern-day society, and would likely be found to contravene section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which protects freedom of expression;
  • In Canada and elsewhere, blasphemy laws have been abused to suppress minorities and stifle inconvenient speech;
  • Authoritarian states point to Canada’s blasphemous libel law to defend their own laws criminalizing blasphemy;
  • Repealing Canada’s blasphemy law would demonstrate, at home and abroad, Canada’s commitment to the value of free speech for all; and
  • Freedom of expression is the foundational human right in our society. Many others, including freedom of assembly and freedom of conscience, are derived from freedom of expression.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to repeal Section 296 (Blasphemous Libel) of the Canadian Criminal Code.”

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Exhausted and Busy

Right before  I entered the second semester in my freshman year at Cal, I was almost sure I would be busy as fuck and it seems  I was right within less than a month; February spells out ‘torture’ for me because:

  • I had studied for a quiz for a Gender and Women’s Studies for a degree requirement, and realized reading through notes and the books – thus losing sleep – was pointless;
  • My housing application must be submitted by tomorrow and I believe I have a form error that needs a contact with the administration to resolve;
  • I have a quiz on Wednesday for my mathematics class on topics barely reviewed;
  • And midterms, essays, and much more!

That being said, I was planning to update on the small post I made about Koogi’s Killing Stalking or criticize the cancerous op-eds written by the staff of the Daily Cal on violent protest and hate speech. However, I will be occupied and will try to supply with interesting posts from people whose content I enjoy.

Reject Antifa –Domestic Terrorism

We must declare Antifa as a domestic terrorist group, the same movement whose darkly clad members raided a peaceful protest in UC Berkeley.

Fiona Quintero with 57, 403 supporters

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Petitioning the President of the United States and 1 Other

Declare Antifa a Terrorist Organization

Terrorism is, in its broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror or fear, in order…

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According to the New York Times and SFGate, Milo Yiannopoulos’s scheduled appearance at the University of California at Berkeley last night, sponsored by the College Republicans, was canceled after initially peaceful protests turned violent. The situation isn’t completely clear, but it looks as if “outside agitators” (i.e., non-students) attacked police barricades, threw paint, and then went on […]

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