I’ve been thinking about free speech issues lately, and along the way I came across these videos of Canadian journalist Ezra Levant, from his 2008 appearance before the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The HRC called him in for questioning after complaints from a Saudi-trained imam about Levant’s act of publishing the Danish Mohammed cartoons. (Catholic Light writer Pete Vere and Kathy Shaidle wrote about this case in their book The Tyranny of Nice.)
Throughout the questioning, Levant pugnaciously told the questioner that the Commission, a government entity, had no right to judge his thoughts or intentions as reasonable or not. Here’s his opening statement:
There are several more videos from the inquiry under Levant’s YouTube account.