Freedom applies to everyone whether we like them or not.

The Danger to Liberties and Freedoms

Canadian Conservatives and American Republicans share one ennobled goal the protection of the individuals liberties and freedoms. If you look at the inauguration speeches of every republican president of the US you will find numerous references to the protection of liberty and freedom. The Conservatives in Canada so says Stephen Harper are all about the individual and “putting Canadians’ interests first”

Both these parties however where quick to disallow personal freedoms after Sept 11th 2001 and are in the process of redefining liberties in their respective nations.

Section 215 of the Americans so called “patriot Act” modifies the rules on records searches. Post-Patriot Act, third-party holders of your financial, library, travel, video rental, phone, medical, church, synagogue, and mosque records can be searched without your knowledge or consent, providing the government says it’s trying to protect against terrorism.

In Canada the conservatives are all for personal liberty and freedoms unless you are gay and want to get married in that case your free to leave Canada and get married elsewhere but NOT HERE.

As for my opinion on this I refer to a quote by Edmund Burke who states that “The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.”

Freedom applies to everyone whether we like them or not.


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