“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
– U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“If I actually spoke my mind, I would be in deep shit”
Can Andrew Little unequivocally say that it will not be like this after his review?
Censoring or punishing speech, no matter how offensive, that you disagree with, destroys free speech. Arguing to have people jailed for what they say and what they think is not a good thing in a free society.
The way you counter bad or offensive speech is with more speech! Bad ideals should fall easily under the assault from good arguments. You don’t get to decide what bad ideas are in a vacuum and silence those who disagree.
Hate speech is free speech. And people should never be jailed for it. In fact, there should be no such thing as “hate speech”. Too hazy. Too easy to use against disfavored groups or ideals and justify it. Hate speech restrictions fosters hatred, not eliminate it.