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To: Redbob

Actually, they do have the “Canadian charter of rights and freedoms” which fairly well mirrors the Bill of Rights and the freedom of religion, opinion, expression and press are clearly stated.

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/charter/index.html


27 posted on 12/13/2007 5:05:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Government is an amoral mechanism. It takes its direction from the values and character of the people who are operating it.

No matter how perfectly designed its processes, no matter how clearly enumerated the citizen’s rights, if the mechanism is in the hands of persons who are not committed to upholding and protecting the principle of liberty for ALL, the principle that is the foundation of freedom, then the protector of the people has become their oppressor.

For the most part, the totalitarian and fascist regimes have wonderful constitutions - on paper. It was/is the implementation that turn their liberal democratic ideals into slavery.

That is why the fundamental duty of voters in a functioning democracy is to evaluate which candidate has the essential qualities of morality and good judgment to humbly receive, properly exercise, and relinquish government power without abusing it in the process.

The idea of a "lifetime" ban on speech because it is offensive to some is an affront to the basic principle of liberty and it is a terrible indictment of the judgment of every government official involved. That such a penalty was even announced, much less upheld by a judicial court is a disgrace. Unless reversed and prevented, Canada's citizens are well on their way to becoming subjects.

42 posted on 12/13/2007 5:47:57 PM PST by Captain Rhino ( If we have the WILL to do it, there is nothing built in China that we cannot do without.)
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