Skip to comments.New Scottish Law Would Criminalize “Hate Speech” Even in Private Homes
Posted on 10/29/2020 6:25:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
A proposed new law currently wending its way through the Scottish Parliament would make it a crime to utter so-called hate speech, even in ones own home. The speech-quelling bill is being championed by Scotlands Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf.
Entitled the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill, the new law, if passed, would criminalize so-called hate speech and create a new crime for stirring up hate. Critics of the bill believe that it would have a chilling effect on entertainment, especially comedy, and could lead to entertainers, writers, and other public figures being arrested for offering opinions or jokes that the government deems offensive.
Not to mention the bill would basically disallow off-color jokes or opinions that the government does not officially sanction even in a citizens home.
During a Tuesday session, Members of Scottish Parliament (MSP) questioned Yousaf about the new law. Glasgow MSP Adam Tomkins questioned just how the law could punish offenders for a public crime when such offenses were committed in the privacy of ones own home.
When we are considering the scope of the criminal law in this Parliament, weve got to be careful not to under criminalize and also guard against over-criminalization and make sure we are not inadvertently rendering criminal that we think ought to be free to do, Tomkins said.
Liam Kerr, an MSP from Scotlands Conservative Party was much more blunt.
The hate crime bill was a mess when the SNP (Scottish National Party) first brought it to parliament and it still contains serious issues that need to be fixed, Kerr said. Tinkering around the margins will not fix the most controversial bill in Scottish Parliament history.
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The Scots used to be at the forefront of libertarianism and freedom. What happened to them?
Scottish Law? What does this have to do with Arlen Specter?
Don’t tell me. Yousef’s first name is Mohammed.
1984 and Hitler Youth, all rolled into one.
“...Scotlands Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf.”
How in hell did that happen?
I still don’t miss old Magic Bullet.
This would have been Monty Python fodder in an earlier time.
One Generation! One selfish generation that doesn’t care what happens to the next from their stupid, emotional decisions.
What a country of cowards.
Exactly right, this is because of muslims.
“The Scots used to be at the forefront of libertarianism and freedom. What happened to them?”
Maybe the ones who cared about such things moved to the US?
Scottish Nationalist Socialist Party is more accurate
Using “hate speech” as a back door method to impose blasphemy laws.
Same way we got Nimrata Randhawa as Governor of South Carolina and some even want her to be President in direct violation of the Constitution.
Our Constitution says she can’t be President.
Born an Indian of Indian parents, not naturally an American.
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