All power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. —Lord Acton I expect politicians on the left of the political spectrum to despise free speech. It's a foundational tenet of their belief systems - that only approved speech must be permitted and leftists are, naturally, the only ones capable of being the arbiters of 'permitted speech'. Justin Trudeau's … [Read more...]
The Canadian Government’s Scheme to Censor the Internet
Freedom of Speech is a fundamental right of all human beings. If this Liberal government wants me to give up right to free speech and beg for their permission to speak they'd best come with a bevy of armed Thought Police thugs because the only way they will shut me up is if they kill me. George Orwell's classic 1984 is not an instruction manual. It's a dire warning about … [Read more...]
Is Jordan Peterson More Terrifying Than Adolf Hitler?
Is Jordan Peterson more terrifying than Adolf Hitler? According to New Zealand book retailer Whitcoulls the answer is an unequivocal and resounding "YES!" The book seller pulled 12 Rules for Life from its shelves after the terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques. When questioned, Whitcoulls Customer Service representative Erica said this. "Unfortunately 12 Rules for … [Read more...]
Raif Badawi: Our Right to Free Speech must not be taken lightly
Here in North America we take our Right to Freedom of Speech for granted. We criticize our government with abandon and gusto, confident we are safe from retaliation; that there is no price to be paid for speaking our mind. We forget the rest of the world doesn’t take so kindly to criticism. In Saudi Arabia, for example, criticizing the government comes at a very high cost. … [Read more...]
Censorship Essential to Combat Terrorism says British Prime Minister David Cameron
Governments of all kinds despise Freedom of Speech. Dictatorships despise it because, if allowed, their detractors relentlessly denigrate them and their lack of integrity. Democracies despise Freedom of Speech for precisely the same reason. Freedom of Speech allows mere citizens to comment upon the actions of their so-called leaders, both good and bad. The United Nations … [Read more...]
The Canadian Charter of Approved Beliefs? I thought it was the Charter of Rights and Freedoms!
I could have sworn we mere citizens, through the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, enjoyed a quaint little notion called Freedom of Religion and that we could not be discriminated against because of our choice of religion. It appears I was mistaken. Either that or the moronic bigots at Nanaimo City Hall violated the Charter Rights of Canadians they identified as … [Read more...]
Why we must Support Marc Lemire’s Appeal of the Bizarre Federal Court ruling on Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act
[powerpress] As you no doubt already know, MP Brian Storseth’s Private Members Bill C-304, an Act to repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, has passed the Canadian Parliament. However, it must still pass the Senate before this piece of freedom-crushing legislation will be gone for good. In the meantime, Marc Lemire’s … [Read more...]
Freedom to Read What You Like? Not In Canada…
If you’re a Canadian, do you believe you have the right to read whatever you like? If you do, you’re not alone, even though you are sadly and grossly mistaken. Canada, believe it or not, has a long and sordid history of banning books and magazines that some unelected and unaccountable bureaucrat has decided you should not read. You see, the Freedom to read what I like is … [Read more...]