Redefining free speech
Mr (Andrew) Little, you have put forward your points in an open article (www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12225871) in what I believe to be a desire to redefine free speech, so allow me to respond.
The first three paragraphs you write appear to affirm the importance of free speech, but come on now, we all know that trick. Whenever someone starts an article stating how ‘important’ a universally important process is, we all know they are about to stomp on it.
You then piggyback on emotional comments made just after the coward’s attack (in Christchurch). That is highly distasteful, but let’s look further at that.
“Others have said these types of statements allow a climate to develop