Free speech & the rule of law
Pub Philosopher reports on the impending result in the Griffin prosecution. Whilst I fully agree with him that the law should not be the law, I cannot hope that the unpleasant Griffin escapes conviction. It is quite ridiculous that you can be locked up for merely talking about things in a way which could incite emotion in another, even if this would have no impact on their actions at all. Nonetheless, if we do not have democratic rule of law we begin to walk down a very dangerous path. If he did the crime, he must do the time.