As you no doubt recall, Katey Montague decided to take a step back from political activism because she felt the cost was simply too high for her to continue.
After watching her father endure 7 years of trials that ended in a prison sentence and the impending seizure of the Montague family home by the Ontario government who can blame her for not wanting the same fate for herself?
Bruce Montague stood on principle against an atrocious law that turns law-abiding firearm owners into criminals. He paid an extremely high price for that stand, and is still paying that price as the Ontario government seeks to extort $50,000 from him in exchange for “allowing” him to keep the home he built with his own bare hands.
I’ll be writing more about this disgusting abuse of government power in the weeks ahead, but suffice it to say that the Montague family will never agree to pay off government extortionists.
The reason I bring up the Montague family’s ongoing persecution and Katey’s decision to step back from exercising her Right to Freedom of Speech is highlighted by the experience of Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
As you may recall, Wilders is an outspoken critic of radical Islam and the failed multiculturalism experiment that has left his nation torn in two.
Wilders has just published his autobiography in which he highlights the incredible cost he and his family has paid because of his very public stand against radical Islam.
Because Geert Wilders dared exercised his Right to Freedom of Speech he must now live under 24-hour police protection.
Because proponents of Islam, the so-called “Religion of Peace”, have repeatedly threatened his life and have attempted to kill him at least once that we know of.
“I live in a government safe house, heavily protected and bulletproof. Since November 2004, when a Muslim murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh for the crime of offending Islam, I have been surrounded by police guards and stripped of nearly all personal privacy. I am driven every day from the safe house to my office in the Dutch Parliament building in armoured police cars with sirens and flashing blue lights. I wear a bulletproof jacket when I speak in public.”
Freedom and Liberty never come cheap, yet so few pay the actual cost of defending them.
When courageous men like Geert Wilders and Bruce Montague give up everything to defend our Rights and Freedoms, the very least we can do is say “Thank You.”
Yours in Liberty,
Christopher di Armani