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Tribunal made a bad situation worse
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Sep 2006, p. 6

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Tribunal made a bad situation worse

Dear editor, The recent article on Craig Harrison shows how far people will go to accomplish nothing. The Harrison case simply does not warrant that much press. This should not have been human rights case at all. In making it one,you have all just served to give Mr. Harrison the press he did not deserve to have, but the very press he was looking for all along. He is doing what he does for the shock value and nothing more. Congratulations, you have elevated him to a level he could never have achieved by being ignored, or having his case dealt with on the back pages of the newspaper instead of the front. When will people realize that you cannot legislate morality, nor punish people for their beliefs no matter what they are, and how repugnant those beliefs are to you? When will you learn that it is only through education that we can eliminate racial and other forms of illogical hatred? It cannot be done with some politicized Human Rights Tribunal which has now made a bad situation much worse. You have given Harrison legitimacy whether you realize it or not-- a legitimacy that we will all eventually pay for as other are drawn to the pseudo-martyr's cause. As hard as it may be to do, we must stop dealing with these issues with our hearts, and start using our heads. My head tells me to shut these people down firmly, but quietly, and without the fanfare they need to feed on while perpetuating the idiocy. They will soon become extinct. Darrel MacCrae, Georgetown

MacCrae, Darrel
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Tribunal made a bad situation worse