Yesterday, February 9th, the Quebec National Assembly voted for common sense over political correctness. It was a great day.
Of course, the political-correctness freaks don't see it that way, but really... who cares?
And it wasn't a vote that left any room for doubt, either. The vote in support of security workers who stopped four Sikhs from entering the assembly in January because they were carrying kirpans (typically made from iron, kirpans range in blade size from 3 inches to over 3 feet) was unanimous: 113 - 0.
The four were apparently coming to testify on Bill 94, which bans Islamic face coverings, and all four refused to remove their ceremonial daggers, and were refused entry as a result.
Bill 94 has massive support, if the polls are anything to go by. The idea has 95% support in Quebec, and 80% support across the rest of Canada.
Louise Beaudoin presented the motion to support security workers, partly because she wanted to get a clear idea of where provincial Immigration Minister Kathleen Wall stood on the issue, that being security vs. religious freedom.
Speaking to the press, she made a good point about the unwillingness of the four Sikhs to respect Canadian values.
Frankly, they could have made an effort to respect our institutions and our values.
But that’s the thing about multiculturalism, isn’t it. It’s the club used to beat the rest of us down, to tell us how intolerant we are, all the while giving special rights to specific minorities.
It’s not about protecting or enhancing Canadian culture as some acolytes would have us believe. It’s about undermining and destroying Canadian culture by ensuring nobody has to assimilate into Canadian culture.
You and I would probably have been arrested for carrying a concealed dagger into the Quebec National Assembly. We would likely have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon dangerous to the public peace, and sent off to visit Bubba in the Big House.
Yet Sikhs want to cry that this is a “human rights violation”.
Please, let’s pretend we’re willing to have even the slimmest hold on reality, okay?
Nobody is going to die because they had to give up their dagger, no matter what name they want to put on it.
Human Rights should apply to everyone equally. They shouldn’t give one group of people the right to do something that would send everyone outside that group to jail.
Yet that’s exactly what the Supreme Court of Canada ruled back in 2006.
The Supreme Court, in a stunning show of their usual stupidity and disconnection from reality, ruled in 2006 that the kirpan is not a weapon, but a religious symbol, like a crucifix.
That decision needs to be revisited, and by revisited, I mean reversed.
You see, the facts in that case are this: 12-year-old student Gurbaj Singh Multani brought an 8-inch kirpan (knife or dagger) to school, and managed to accidentally drop it on the ground.
Naturally, school officials and parents were concerned that a kid was bringing an 8-inch knife to school. But the Supreme Court, masters of all they survey, know better than us little people, and ruled that it’s not only okay for Sikh students to carry concealed weapons to school, but it is their Right.
As with all moronic decisions the Supremes make, this one had the usual unintended consequences, and they weren’t good.
In 2008 a 13-year-old Montreal student was charged after threatening another student with his kirpan.
The Supremes couldn’t see that one coming?
Unlike a crucifix (a small cross, typically about an inch tall and worn about the neck on a chain), the kirpan is not just a religious symbol, but a dagger that can be used to kill someone. Or at the very least,it can be used to threaten to kill someone, like the 13-year-old Montreal student did in 2008.
Can you imagine some Christian child trying that?
“You be careful or I’ll take off my crucifix and stab you with it!”
Sounds really plausible, doesn’t it?
Yeah, not so much.
Carole Poirier, another member of the Quebec National Assembly, said that the decision by security personnel was justified, citing the 1984 shooting spree where Denis Lortie took two machine guns into the Assembly, killed four people and wounded thirteen more.
“Are we going to allow the Supreme Court to dictate to us?” she asked?
Thankfully, the answer to that is a resounding NO! If only the rest of Canada’s provinces would have the balls to stand up for themselves against Ottawa and the Supreme Court! But no, Quebec is the only province that routinely tells Ottawa, and in this case the Supremes, to pound sand.
The funny thing is that Quebec not only “gets away with it”, they get rewarded for it.
Naturally, the World Sikh Organization of Canada wants to make this a human rights issue.
"We're disappointed that the wearing of the kirpan, which is a human rights issue, has been politicized," Balpreet Singh, legal counsel representing the World Sikh Organization of Canada, said in a statement. "Today's vote represents a turn away from the values of tolerance and multiculturalism."
To which Beaudoin replied:
“Multiculturalism is a Canadian value, not a Quebec value.”
Full marks to Ms. Beaudoin for setting the record straight. AND for making it clear that Quebec is not and has never been a signatory to the 1982 Trudeau Constitution.
She also called multiculturalism divisive.
Unless, of course, you believe it’s okay, as George Orwell so aptly put it, that “some pigs are more equal than others.”