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Stifling free speech

07/12/2021

More examples of stupidity from the woke world

Homepaddock

The Free Speech Union, of which Karl du Fresne is a member, asked him to write about the modern-day heresy trial initiated by the Royal Society of New Zealand following complaints about a letter written to the Listener in which seven respected academics very civilly challenged the idea that matauranga Maori – traditional Maori knowledge – should be given the same status as science.

He invited anyone interested in free speech to republish the article, and I am doing so.

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in a liberal democracy – as important, even, as the right to vote, since people’s ability to cast an informed vote depends on them first being able to participate in free and open debate about political issues and ideas.

This is one of the crucial factors that distinguishes a true liberal democracy such as New Zealand from authoritarian “pretend” democracies such as Russia…

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