Freedom of speech is a right all free people are entitled to. Using good judgement in the exercise of that right is prudent. If making public addresses requires a permit it is advisable to do so. Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB found this out first when a women, hearing Mr. Weston quote something she found offensive used the fact he did not have a permit (authorization) to get him arrested.
|Liberty GB: Today Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, has been arrested in Winchester.|
At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted the following excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill:
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith."
Reportedly a woman came out of the Guildhall and asked Mr Weston if he had the authorisation to make this speech. When he answered that he didn't, she told him "It's disgusting!" and then called the police.
Six or seven officers arrived. They talked with the people standing nearby, asking questions about what had happened. The police had a long discussion with Mr Weston, lasting about 40 minutes.
At about 3pm he was arrested. They searched him, put him in a police van and took him away.
One can only guess as to the motivation of the women who called the cops. It is more likely than not that it wasn't about the lack of "authorization". No doubt that if Mr Weston had voiced an illegitimate view and spoken in favor of Mohammedanism, then the woman (obviously a lIberal/pRogressive) would not have cared whether or not he had "authorization". She probably would have DEFENDED his "right" to speak without it.
A lesson for Purveyors of Truth like Mr. Weston and myself. That lesson would be that sneaky and dishonest lIberal/pRogressives who abhor the truth will use any and every trick in the book to silence fiscally Conservative Libertarians with legitimate views.
Also (for the record), Lying Lester fully and full-throatedly supports the silencing of illegitimate views such as the views this woman most likely held (pro-Mohammedanism). If you're a person that holds an illegitimate view, then obviously I don't give a shit about your free speech rights. The cops should have told the woman who complained to piss off.