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Monday, August 3, 2015

The First Amendment stops at the Canadian Border

TRIGGER WARNING:  Bad language at the link.
For John, BLUFPoliteness has a price.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Canada has human rights commissions.  They are supposed to make sure everyone plays nice and acts like polite Canadians, or emigrates to the United States (e.g., Mark Steyn).

Here is an open letter to the Alberta Human Rights Commission, "Dear Alberta Human Rights Commission".  And it goes down hill from there, but in a humorous way.  Well, it does start out slowly…

I'm informed that your Commission (via your proxy) considers the word "crazy" an insult.
… and then quickly picks up speed.

This is not by Mr Ezra Levant, but is about him.  Yes, he is back.  The former publisher of the Canadian Western Standard.

He writes:

Here we go again.

This October I will be prosecuted for one charge of being "publicly discourteous or disrespectful to a Commissioner or Tribunal Chair of the Alberta Human Rights Commission" and two charges that my “public comments regarding the Alberta Human Rights Commission were inappropriate and unbecoming and that such conduct is deserving of sanction.”

Because last year I wrote a newspaper editorial calling Alberta’s human rights commission “crazy.”

Have you ever heard of a journalist being prosecuted for being disrespectful towards a government agency? A journalist in Canada, that is — not in China or Russia.

I remember seeing a video, a while back, in which a Canadian Human Rights Commission lawyer reminded Mr Levant that Canada doesn't have a First Amendment, like that was a plus for Canada.  That European view that the People benefit from the Government protecting them from themselves.  Bonapartism.

The Social Justice Warriors strike again.

Regards  —  Cliff

  From the Blog Small Dead Animals.

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