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First Amendment Analogy to Mexico Situation

From Michael Bane:

If you’ve been following the news over the last year or so, Canada’s not crazy about this wild-and-crazy free speech stuff, especially if it offends Muslims, which is why best-selling author Mark Steyn got charged with “hate speech” in Canada for his wildly poplar book AMERICA ALONE, which speculated that Europe, including England, would be Islamic countries within 20 years if for no other reason that demographics. So the Canadians, tired of the endless, unregulated speech pouring over the border from the south, petition the United States government to place strict regulation on speech, lest it slip over the border and annoy the LeBatts crowd, maybe licensing and strictly monitoring connections to the Internet, prior restraint of radio and television broadcasts to give the U.S. government a chance to make sure the content is Canada A-Okay, etc.
Should we do that to help our Poor Cold Brothers and Sisters?
Unfortunately, there are many who would say yes.  But Michael’s response is about as appropriate as I can imagine.

3 Responses to “First Amendment Analogy to Mexico Situation”

  1. Matt Groom says:

    I think it’s high time that we as a people join together with the rest of the world and declare in one harmonic, unified voice that we don’t give a damn what Canada thinks.

    In the words of the Speaker of the House in the South Park Movie: “Fuck Canada!”

  2. Crotalus says:

    Anyone remember the old “Radio Free Europe” broadcast campaign of the Cold War, where we broadcast the truth into Soviet-held countries? The Soviets told us to stop it, but we just flipped them the bird. Time to do the same to Canada’s gov’t on this issue.

  3. teqjack says:

    Not really on-topic, though related, but part of a widely-blogged column that did not (in my opinion) get enough play:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/23/AR2009032302140.html
    … From Mexico, America is receiving needed instruction about fundamental rights and the rule of law. A leading Democrat trying to abolish the right of workers to secret ballots in unionization elections is California’s Rep. George Miller who, with 15 other Democrats, in 2001 admonished Mexico: “The secret ballot is absolutely necessary in order to ensure that workers are not intimidated into voting for a union they might not otherwise choose.”* Last year, Mexico’s highest court unanimously affirmed for Mexicans the right that Democrats want to strip from Americans.
    * http://www.c-spanarchives.org/congress/?q=node/77531&id=7540194

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