Joyce Malcolm's latest
Joyce Malcolm has published Civil liberties cannot be defended selectively on a British website.
"Just when it seemed that government removal of another civil liberty would be greeted with the usual collective shrug, the Prevention of Terrorism Bill provoked a firestorm of fury and dismay. Where can liberty turn? Simon Jenkins pleaded in The Times, (February 23, 2005). Jenkins had prefaced his appeal to the Lords with Magna Carta's famous guarantee: 'No Freeman shall be arrested or detained in prison or deprived of his freehold or outlawed or exiled or in any way molested…except by the lawful judgment of his peers.' . . . .This sudden fondness for juries from a man who was arguing, in the same paper, barely a month earlier, 'Juries: the evidence is clear…dump them' , (January 27, 2005) is indicative of a piecemeal approach to the defence of British liberties that has permitted a growing number of protections to be jettisoned, leaving the newly concerned public wondering, "Where can liberty turn?""
I would be interested in hearing your comments on the work of Bob Schulz at GiveMeLiberty.org.
Posted by: Doug Kenline at April 5, 2005 09:05 AM
The Winnipeg Sun
Sir, Re 'demanding to be victims' 22 September
Demanding to be victims
My time on the computer here in Afghanistan is very precious. Instead of correspondence from loved ones,
I read a lot in my inbox about the arguments that have erupted following another tragic shooting in Montreal.
My hopes of seeing the long gun registry scrapped are mostly dashed.
You can always bank on people voting emotionally and not logically.
Maybe it's the heat, but I keep wondering why Canadians continue begging to be disarmed.
No matter how many police officers or students are gunned down, no matter if the guns are legal or illegal, we demand to be victims. Despite endless reports from places like the United States and Israel, where citizens are allowed to arm themselves in the event of a random attack,
Canadians cannot be convinced that concealed carry is a good idea.
Self- defence is described as a right under our CCRA, but we're told to leave it to the "pros," which must be the
police officers I keep seeing getting shot on the news.
Supposedly, most Canadians support "tougher" gun control. I can assure you,
I am not one of them.
Cpl. John Clemens
Actually, Cpl. Clemens, there are thousands of Canadians who DO NOT support, haven't supported, nor will support 'gun control' as it's written.
Editorially . . the Sun comments: (Emotion rules this topic.)
And so it does.
From coast to coast, media has played a mischievous hand in this, publishing hand-wringing
comment from poets and other frightened persons who present crime as the fault of those who
haven't committed, nor, worse been in a position to actually DO something to prevent it.
Time after time, when someone does something, if HE actually used a firearm, then the addleheaded
authorities examine the victim, with the clear intent of charging him for the INTENDED use of a firearm,
Bill Rose, 78 year old WW ll , veteran, in Abbotsford, BC was home-invaded, slashed by the druggie during
the assault, used his unloaded pistol to beat off the criminal . . what did the police do?
They seized his gun, (so he couldn't do it again?)
Then told the entire community, 'look we disarmed him,
you now have the opportunity to kill him and avoid his testimony at trial'?
Further, what did the 'gun police' ( CFC official ) do?
dropped in on him and removed his other gun.
We never did get to hear the sentence passed on the home-invader . .
Bill, and the story died.
Yet, as my sociology professor cautioned:
''when you believe something, you must be told twenty times before you believe otherwise.''
Authority: Salvador Giner . What you believe . . conditions and directs you . . .
Actually 'we' have not only warned you, 'we' have spoken . . too often . .
MP Garry Breitkreuz, Yorkton/Melville Sask . .
written : Professors Gary Mauser SFU , Joyce Lee Malcolm, Bentley College
Seminars: Lawyers Richard Stevens 'Dial 911 and die'
see Canada's proof . . ? Bob and Bonnie Dagenais. late of Ottawa . .
Hundreds of retired and serving police officers . .
more than 'twenty times' I think . .
And now, we have it from a young soldier who tells you . .
When will you begin to listen ?
Posted by: len Miller at September 24, 2006 09:39 AM