WHO REALLY CARES?

Below is a link to a report of yet another tyranny being imposed upon innocent Canadians. What is most disturbing is that thoughtful, intelligent Canadians, including our elected representatives (who are entrusted with safeguarding our basic freedoms), are not shocked by Canada’s rapidly accelerating descent into authoritarian governance. They think that Canadians simply do not … [Read more…]

WORDS MATTER!

At a time when the freedom of conscience guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been eliminated for some Canadians for the first time in many years, the casual misuse of the term “conscientious objector” in the headline of the essay at the link below is dangerous. A conscientious objector is one who … [Read more…]

The Fallacies of Identity Politics!

Here are two important insights that emerged from a Facebook conversation I had today: First, when people choose policy on the basis of group identity rather than analysis of the merits/demerits, we move further and further away from serving the public interest and more and more toward serving factional interests. Second, and worse yet, human … [Read more…]

It’s Everyone’s Freedom!

Non-Muslims reading the article from the link below (“Quebec Town Sets a Double Standard”) should pay particular attention to the suggestion in the article that sentiments “might have merit” which oppose freedom for any and “all religions that exclude others based on faith” This comment is an unusually frank admission of the authoritarian thinking which … [Read more…]

It’s Your Fight Too!

Remarkably, in just two years we’ve gone from punishing those who help people taking their lives to punishing those who refuse to help people take their lives. This ignores the huge difference between governments which prevent people from doing what we consider to be wrong and governments which force citizens to do what those citizens … [Read more…]