Sunday, July 20, 2008

The fight moves to Burnaby

Good to see the local paper, the Burnaby Now, is picking up the "human rights" fight:
Tribunal not about 'rights' at all (via Blazing Catfur!!)

It's also good to see that it's a lawyer, Mike Sporer, voicing his disgust with the "human rights" tribunal. When we were out demonstrating on day one of the Maclean's/Mark Steyn "trial" at the BCHRT, I tried to draw the attention of some of the lawyers walking by on their way to court. It has always seemed to me that it is the legal profession that should be in the lead in this fight since it is their profession that is brought into disrepute by the abuses of natural justice, such as the lax rules of procedure and evidence, that are part of the "human rights" political show trial. But in response to my provocations that their profession was being thrown into disrepute, I received blank faces and a couple of cynical "what's new" responses.

That's why, even when we hear of a federal cabinet minister showing up to support Guy Earle, we need to mark Mike Sporer's words:
It is a mistake to blame the complainants who have tried to take advantage of Canadian laws that encourage the use of state power to silence others.

The blame falls squarely on the state actors involved and the legal system they enforce, a system that increasingly promotes - at various levels and in various ways - the expansion of state power and the erosion of a free society.
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The name of the tribunal is carefully chosen.

And the very name of the human rights tribunal, like that of the Ministry of Love in Oceania and the Department of Defence in the United States, serves to blur and shade the real and true nature of the state action involved.

Ultimately, Canadians will have to decide if they want to be government subjects or if they want to be citizens of a free society.

Those diminishing few who would prefer to be citizens had better awaken from their slumber.

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