“The man at the center of this brewing controversy isn’t prepared to change one word of what he has written or concede that he should ever have to defend his writings to any government body including a human rights commission.
“Born in Canada, raised in Britain and now living south of Montreal in libertarian-minded rural New Hampshire, Mark Steyn agrees that his writing might be offensive to some but he says there is no human right not to be offended.
“‘The minute you have the human right not to be offended,’ says Steyn ‘then basically all your other rights go and you are living in a totalitarian state. It may be a soft-totalitarianism but it’s totalitarianism none the less.
“‘If you don’t believe in freedom speech for offensive speech, you don’t believe in freedom of speech at all.'”