It's a simple, common-sense ruling, and one founded in that most basic right of all, Freedom of Speech. Just like honking your horn as you pass by people holding a sign like "Honk if you Support Our Troops" is legal, so is flashing your lights to warn oncoming drivers of police in their path. So says Oregon Judge Joseph Carter. Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern … [Read more...]
Why Government Despises Liberty… Thoughts on Bastiat’s classic “The Law”
Frederik Bastiat, in his classic “The Law”, wrote: 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 men to make laws in the first place. How true these words are, yet they're miles and miles from our current reality. Today governments decree what we may own, … [Read more...]
Charges Dropped Against Moses Mahilal: Is this Crown Prosecutors discovering Common Sense, or merely protecting their conviction rates?
[powerpress] When I heard the news earlier today that all charges against Moses Mahilal were dropped I was both shocked and elated at the same time. It's incredibly uncommon for Ontario Crown Prosecutors to do the right thing... or to be more specific, to correct the injustice they have already perpetrated by laying charges against the … [Read more...]
Ontario’s Crown prosecutors insist upon confusing self-defense with assault
Imagine you are out with your girlfriend for the evening. You have a lovely time together and come home in the wee hours of the morning, only to find your front door wide open. Your girlfriend's mother lives with both of you so your concern for her safety immediately goes into overdrive. This being Canada you're not legally allowed to carry a firearm, so you run to the … [Read more...]