Canada is criminalizing the hyperlink? Has the world gone mad?

by wfgodbold

This dovetails nicely (?) with yesterday’s post regarding the CSGV’s campaign against civil rights; Canada is considering criminalizing hyperlinks to “hateful” material.

Mark Steyn is eloquent (as always), and makes plain his contempt for bureaucracy run amok, and the invasive, controlling laws that result.

Bryan Lilley, writing in the Toronto Sun, closes his column with this:

We used to say: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Now it seems like Canadian society believes “I disapprove of what you say and I’ll prosecute you.”

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance; once rights have been negated, it’s nigh impossible to get them back.

If they can pull it off properly, anti-civil rights activists only have to win once.

Pro-rights activists have to win every time.

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2 Comments to “Canada is criminalizing the hyperlink? Has the world gone mad?”

  1. Wow. It would be interesting to watch a country devolve to the point that it is doing the digital equivalent of burning books, but you and I both know that things which start up there invariably find their way down here, in some shape or another.

    Interesting final comment, however… analogues of that are used by the military when referring to terrorists, and the Secret Service when referring to assassins. Intentional, I trust? 😉

    • 😀

      Well, it’s just as true (if not as immediately life-threatening) here; look at how loudly they wail when we try to ratchet back the infringements that have already become law.

      If they’d succeeded completely, I don’t know that we’d be able to recover. Look at how SS/Medicare have become untouchable, and imagine the NFA/AWB being treated with the same reverence.

      It’s chilling.

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