LONDON — Prime Minister Tony Blair (search) on Friday announced new deportation measures against people who foster hatred and advocate violence following last month's transportation attacks that killed 52 people and four suspected homicide bombers.
Clerics who preach hate and Web sites or book shops that sponsor violence would be targeted. Foreign nationals could be deported under the new measures.
Blair said his government was prepared to amend human rights legislation if necessary if legal challenges arose from the new deportation measures.
I don't know how they're going to crack down on websites, although I'm sure it'll involve horrendous amounts of legislation. Personally, I think they went a little too far when they included the websites, but that's just me. However, I'm perfectly content to watch known terrorist supporters and inciters get a swift boot in the ass right out of whatever country they happen to be in. And I'd like to see something like this happen in the USA.
Now, I know that there might be some people who will start screaming "Freedom of speech!" if we booted some terrorist supporter out of the country. Hell, there are a few retards to scream that when I delete whatever they've vomited in the comments, which only shows how little people know about the rights they have. People who preach terror and hate have two problems when it comes to the US government:
1) If they're not American citizens, then they do not have the rights guaranteed to a citizen of this country. Ergo, they do NOT have the freedom of speech that you or I have. Remember, the rights outlined in the Bill of Rights apply to Americans, not to Canadians or Egyptians, or Lithuanians. So if these people who want to blow up American are citizens of any other country, they do not have the right to come here and talk about how Americans need to get blown up. It's that simple.
2) If they DO happen to be American citizens, there's a name for the act of inciting violence and hatred against your country: treason. And in the past, you were put up against a wall and shot for treason. So getting your citizenship yanked and kicked out of the country is rather minor compared to what would have happened less than one hundred years ago. If the only reason you've come to this country is so that you can tell everyone how horrible America is and how much we all need to be murdered, you don't deserve to be an American.
Now, the websites that preach hate? I don't think that we can really shut them down. I mean, anyone can get online and start up a website for whatever the hell they want, be it instructions on bomb belts or Manchurian Underwater Basket Weaving. Trying to shut down websites is like trying to swat mosquitos. Ever bug you squish is replaced by two or three more. But we can ensure that the people who preach terrorism aren't doing it from America.
Americans have more rights than citizens of any other country. But people in this country have forgotten that with rights come responsibilities. And as far as I can see, nobody has the right to come to America and begin preaching that America needs to be destroyed. You may have the privilege to do so, but priviliges can be revoked. And in the case of terrorist supporters, they should be.
Kick 'em the hell out.