Thursday, July 07, 2005

Freep Canada!


While (g)noodling around the blogosphere looking for background for the Frank McKenna post below I stumbled across the following, which appears to be a comment on Mr. McKenna's statement on NPR in the States that same sex marriage is a Charter (ie. constitutional) issue:

"Despite McKenna’s somewhat lengthy and repetitive answer, his characterization of the right for same sex couples to marry as being the same as the right to bear arms was spot on.

Same sex marriage as a human right has been the mantra that the prime minister has consistently used, not only to try and reconcile gay unions with his Roman Catholic beliefs but to sway many middle of the road Canadians, his largest support base, into believing that same sex marriage is in fact a human rights issue. "It’s a human rights matter" was the standard response of Liberal MPs to constituents who voiced their opposition to the legislation.

Not even the most pro-gun American could seriously argue that the right to bear arms is a human right. If it was, rock concerts would be held all over the U.S. in support of the right of all people of the world to carry Uzis. If possessing a gun was a human right, the United Nations would have come out with a "Convention on the Right to Own Magnum 357s" by now. The right to bear arms is not a human right and neither is the right of gays and lesbians to enter to a "marriage" with a person of the same sex. It is, as Frank McKenna said it is, a Canadian right."

Tres bizarre, non?

And just what is this all about, and where is it coming from you might be asking yourself.

Well, it comes from a 'Canada Free Press' piece by Mr. Arthur Weinrub. All of which is fine as far as it goes, at least until you get to the tag line at the bottom:

Arthur Weinreb is an author, columnist and Associate Editor of Canada Free Press. His work as appeared on, Men's News Daily, the Drudge Report, and The Rant.

Aaaaaaaahhhhhh........ you are saying to yourself; now you understand.

And next you may be getting ready to laugh and scoff because you are, after all, Canuckistani.

But you should not discount the potential damage that such rogue Whirlitzer components imported from the South could do to our liberal democratic society.

Because one can only wonder......would not the FreePress folks, or these folks, or these folks, or these folks, or especially these folks be very happy indeed if a significant proportion of the population were to agree with a prominent Canadian politician the next time he or she decides to make the case that dinosaurs really did stomp on the terra 6000 years ago.


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