The dastardly criminal Mark Steyn quickly became a favorite of mine once I stumbled across some articles by him and learned of the crimes he's been accused of in Canada.
I am quite sure I did a search a few months ago to see if he had a blog, so how the heck did I miss it?
You can read through that site to see the ugly details of what he's been accused of. There's a summary by another writer here, in Mark Steyn: Enemy of the State?, which I particularly like for this quote:
One of the principal investigators of the Canadian Human Rights Commission was asked in a hearing what value he puts on freedom of speech in his work, and replied, "Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don't give it any value."
Tangentially, here's perhaps the greatest and most important YouTube video ever posted, also touching on the wonders of the Canadian Human Rights regime:
If you wonder about my interest in such things, as a dirty American, they are two-fold:
- I actually have the right to claim Canadian citizenship if I choose, inheriting it from my mother.
- I don't want to see America adopt the worst aspects of the Canadian system, or as Steyn says, I'll have nowhere else to go...
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