So much for Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If you ever believed the Charter was worth the paper it's printed on (I don't) then the decision in Beaudoin et al v. British Columbia and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry should disabuse of that silly notion. On March 18, 2021, BC Supreme Court Justice Christopher Hinkson sided with Dr. Bonnie Henry - BC's … [Read more...]
Pastor James Coates Released from Edmonton Remand Centre
On Monday, March 22, Pastor James Coates was finally released from the Edmonton Remand Centre after spending 34 days behind bars for the 'crime' of preaching a Sunday sermon. Pastor Coates pleaded guilty to 'breaching a court undertaking to follow public health regulations' and stop preaching at GraceLife Church on Sundays - an undertaking Pastor Coates never agreed … [Read more...]
BC Premier Horgan Obeys One Section of Charter While Happily Violating Another
On Thursday, January 21, 2021, BC Premier John Horgan told reporters he would not impose a travel ban based on a “review of our legal options.” The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees our right to mobility in Section 6: Mobility Rights. 6 (1) Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada. (2) Every citizen of Canada and every person who … [Read more...]
Why do Criminals Go Free When Police Screw Up?
In response to my Friday column Cops Screw Up: Drug Dealer Jermaine Barrows-Taylor Escapes Illegal Handgun Conviction, one reader shared his frustration with this case specifically, as well as these types of cases in general. I do not understand why police screwups result in criminals going free. If police illegally search a vehicle and find a body, does the driver get a … [Read more...]
Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis Desperately Needs Thicker Skin
Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis: if you can't handle being mocked stop being a politician. Mocking and ridicule come with the territory so either get a thicker skin or get yourself a new job. Wasting police resources to harass those who oppose you is the act of a tyrant, not a mayor. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis was so worried about a parody Twitter account with all of 50 posts and 50 … [Read more...]
Common Sense Finally Prevails in Russ Caswell’s Civil Forfeiture Nightmare
Russ Caswell, now 70, spent the last two years fighting local, state and federal agencies over who owns Motel Caswell, the motel owned by his family since 1955. I first wrote about Russ Caswell and his civil asset forfeiture nightmare on July 1, 2012 when his case broke internationally. From that article: It is now, like many older motels across the nation, home to … [Read more...]
Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act is DEAD!!!
Shortly after hearing the Senate would stick around a little longer to deal with outstanding legislation I was pleased they would finally deal with Brian Storseth's Private Member's Bill C-304 to repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Imagine my shock and surprise to receive an email from Marc Lemire this afternoon trumpeting the great news that the Senate … [Read more...]
Nelson, Georgia, sued by the Perennial Gun-Haters at the Brady Center
On April 3, 2013 I wrote an article titled Why Government Despises Liberty… Thoughts on Bastiat’s classic “The Law” in which I discussed the principles Frederik Bastiat wrote about at length. I started off here: "Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused … [Read more...]
Is Every Phone Call You Make Recorded Without Your Knowledge or Consent?
Constitutions, Charters of Rights and Freedoms, and Bills of Rights mean something under one and only one condition: when those in power choose to follow them. There is not a government in the world that actually respects the documents created by those who founded those nations. Here in Canada, the ink wasn't dry on the Trudeaupian Nightmare, our Charter of Rights and … [Read more...]
Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar is just another jackbooted thug, albeit with perfume…
Is there no end to the raft of elected officials who cannot comprehend the oath of office they swear? You know, those pesky little section where they affirm they will “support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic”? It’s a simple phrase and an even simpler concept, yet time and time again we hear of duly elected officials doing the exact … [Read more...]
Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein desperately needs a history lesson
Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein desperately needs a history lesson This intellectual neanderthal believes anonymous commenters on the internet are a threat to Freedom and Liberty, forgetting that the Founding Fathers and framers of the Constitution of the United States of America wrote the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers using pseudonyms to protect … [Read more...]
Firearm Manufacturers Fight Back Against New York “Assault Weapon” Ban
New York State recently implemented a ban on the sale of AR-15 style firearms, limited magazine capacity to 7 bullets and a state-wide firearm owner licensing standard and gun registry. Naturally, these bans and magazine capacity limits apply only to we mere citizens, not to agents of the Almighty State. Within hours of New York's gun ban announcement 7 companies … [Read more...]
Obama bathes in the blood of victims, gun owners fight back against “gun control” executive orders
President Barack Obama will do what every "gun control" advocate does when attempting to advanced more Liberty-crushing leftist ideology: he will bathe in the blood of the victims. Worse, he will cower behind a human shield of children while he proclaims his desire to rid America of guns. In the Brave New America, it's Obama's Way or the highway as he attempts to force his … [Read more...]
Do Americans Have Civil Rights? Not any more thanks to the US Senate…
[powerpress] Americans had, up until just a few days ago, rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution. That obviously bothered US Lawmakers, who stripped the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) of one very important amendment: the one ensuring that American citizens and any persons in America legally would be assured a jury … [Read more...]
Who needs the Constitution when you can have a Police State instead?
[powerpress] You’ve heard the saying many times before… The solution is worse than the problem it’s supposed to solve. That’s precisely the state of affairs in Paragould, Arkansas, a small town roughly 90 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee, today. Citizens of this small town, population 26,000, stripped of their Constitutional Rights, are now … [Read more...]
Leah-Lynn Plante: Guilty until proven innocent, at least as far as the American anarchist movement is concerned
[powerpress] It's a sad fact in today's America that looks win out over substance every single time. The atrocious treatment of Leah-Lynn Plante is just the latest example of a person being vilified for her looks while her principled stance against a corrupt government is utterly ignored. As I wrote on October 25, Leah-Lynn Plante, Matt Duran and Katherine … [Read more...]
Leah-Lynn Plante, Matt Duran and Katherine “Kteoo” Olejnik: Political Prisoners Right Here in America
Seriously. Is anyone really surprised that Barack Obama's Justice and State Departments are staffed with hypocrites? Does anyone believe that statement is untrue? If yes, then you're either extremely naïve or very ill-informed. Let me explain... On August 17, 2012 the US State Department issued the following news release decrying the sentencing of Russian rock band … [Read more...]
Reverse Onus clause violates the Constitutional Rights of Violent Offenders, but is okay for law-abiding gun owners?
Gotta love this country, where up is down and left is right. Only in a nation that has completely abandoned rational thought and critical thinking could dangerous offenders have more rights than law-abiding gun owners. That this judgement comes out of the Ontario court system should surprise nobody. Ontario Superior Court Judge Alan Bryant ruled that reverse onus for … [Read more...]
The US Government believes you’re a right-wing terrorist if…
The US Government believes you're a right-wing terrorist if... you have a brain and aren't afraid to use it. The US Government routinely demeans, denigrates, ridicules, detests and prosecutes individuals for the "thought crime" of believing what the Constitution of the Constitution of the United States of America actually says. The United States Government has, … [Read more...]
Freedom of Speech and Marriage Fraud: How can they possibly be connected?
Actually, quite easily, unfortunately. Meet Lainie Towell. Yes, the photo looks a little weird, until you understand why this woman is wearing a wedding dress and carrying a full-size door, white on one side and red on the other, with the words “Mr. Immigration Minister, it’s getting heavy” emblazoned on the back of it. To quote the Ottawa Life magazine story about her … [Read more...]
Got an iPhone or iPad? Great! Big Brother loves you and is tracking your every move…
An interesting story crossed my desk this morning and kicked my spidey senses into overdrive. Why? Big Brother (aka the FBI) was caught spying on us regular folk yet again. FBI Agent Christopher Stangl (semi-famous for an FBI recruiting video he made a few years back) had his laptop hacked by one or both of the hactivist groups Anonymous and Antisec. Is it just me or is … [Read more...]
Poorly-Written Laws Are Criminal by Jane Gaffin
"To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of (any nation’s) system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the laws will supersede the Constitution; and, finally, the will of the Executive, by influence of its patronage, will supersede the … [Read more...]
Under Agenda 21 “Property Seizure” is Seen as “Profit-Sharing” by Jane Gaffin
Canada's Constitution is the supreme law. Any law passed by any federal, provincial, or territorial government that is inconsistent with the constitution is invalid. The next highest law in the pecking order of paramountcy is the Criminal Code of Canada and the same rules of law apply--or should apply--under the Criminal Code as with the Constitution. The Safer … [Read more...]
Russ Caswell’s Civil Forfeiture Nightmare
Russ Caswell is 68 years old. He has not been charged with a crime, yet the Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Police Department is using civil forfeiture laws to steal both his livelihood and his retirement estate. Russ Caswell owns and operates his family-owned motel called, oddly enough, the Motel Caswell. It’s not the Ritz but that’s to be expected given the motel was built by … [Read more...]
Is Homeland Security planning a war on Americans?
Is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) planning a war on American citizens? It’s a valid question, I suspect, in the wake of news that DHS has ordered 450 million rounds of .40 calibre handgun ammunition and has an open tender for 175 million rounds of .223, the ammunition used in the M-16 assault rifle. That’s a LOT of bullets by anyone’s … [Read more...]
A small glimmer of hope for Property Rights in America
As amazing as it sounds, the United States Supreme Court has actually ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their abusive violations of the rights of Mike and Chantell Sackett of Priest Lake, Idaho. The EPA is one of those wonderful agencies that treats Bureaucrats Rule #1 as Gospel. The Rules are More Important Than People The EPA treats people … [Read more...]
Freedom of Speech? Not if a politician is nearby!
The old saying that “Truth is stranger than fiction” rang through my head as I read the report that the United States Congress had passed a law making it illegal to protest anywhere near a politician. Naturally President Obama signed it into law immediately since, if it should be illegal to protest near any member of the Political Class, obviously that should be the “God of … [Read more...]
Can you get fired for wearing a symbol of your faith to work? Only if it’s a Christian symbol…
The government of Britain is about to argue before the European Court of Human Rights that because the cross or crucifix is not a “requirement” of the Christian faith, wearing a cross to work is grounds for dismissal from your job. Wearing symbols of other religions, such as a turban or a hijab, are (of course) exempt from this absurd religious symbol restriction. Wearing … [Read more...]
Castle Doctrine Rebounds in Indiana after stupid Indiana State Supreme Court ruling
The Indiana State Supreme Court made a ridiculous ruling last year in Barnes v. State (May 12, 2011). That decision said that Indiana state residents had no right to obstruct illegal police invasions of their homes. Folks who actually comprehend the Rights and Freedoms declared in the Magna Carta were up in arms (pun intended) over the ruling that essentially overturned … [Read more...]
Vic Toews: Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often, and for the same reason
While claiming it’s perfectly reasonable for the government to spy on its citizens, the shoe is clearly on the other foot in a lovely social media twist that makes a point to Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews. Toews is very cranky over how his personal life and details of his divorce, infidelity and lack of child support is being displayed very publicly on a … [Read more...]