We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
God bless Mark Steyn. He's a front line defender of Western civ and liberty. I was first introduced to him through his incredible essays in the British Spectator defending American after 9/11. He serves up heaping servings of rare red meat.
i'm not suggesting that mark steyn's writings are inflammatory as some critics have suggested (some have described the book "america alone" as alarmist) - but i thought these words from the closing statements spoken by maclean's lawyer Julian Porter meet my definition of politically correct.
"Against the argument that you cannot cry fire in a crowded theatre: 'Oh yes you can — you must, if in your considered view there is a fire'."
"In that case there is a duty to cry fire."
the rent-seeking bureaucrats are now officially welcomed to the cold light of day. this bizarre issue surrounding freedom of speech in canada can now go one of three ways:
1) elected officials can amend/rescind current law and canadians will be done with it.
2) the issue will slog its way through to the supreme court with a ruling virtually identical to option #1.
3) earth will be hit by a giant asteroid and it will all become moot.
i'm an optimist and betting on option #1 after the next election in canada.
best regards for all my friends who would not be tread upon.