Saturday, July 26, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Winds of Freedom
On a sunny afternoon in Edinburgh, in a city where the old and the new work together so well.
In a country with a record of resistance going back more than a thousand years.
Where the words "for freedom" can still excite a crowd.
Grubby old Harperland never seemed so far away.
Even if the stench of its grotesque leader still shames us in the eyes of the world.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's public criticism of Canada's top justice impugned her integrity and was tantamount to undue interference with the independence of the courts, according to an international group of eminent judges and lawyers. As a result, the International Commission of Jurists says Harper should withdraw his remarks and he and Justice Minister Peter MacKay should apologize to Beverley McLachlin, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
For as we know, first he would try to smear the Chief Justice...
As only he could.
And now I see both him and his hapless stooge Peter MacKay are refusing to apologize.
Harper's communications director Jason MacDonald had little to say in response. "We have seen the letter," MacDonald said in an email Friday. "We have noted it. I have nothing further to add."
But then why should anyone be surprised eh?
When neither Harper nor MacKay have an ounce of class. The courts have declared their filthy Con regime to be a cruel and unusual government without a measure of decency.
When Justice Anne Mactavish of the Federal Court struck down the Harper government’s policy to slash medical care for refugees earlier this month, she described it as “cruel and unusual treatment” that “shocks the conscience and outrages our standards of decency.”
A man who would threaten the health of refugees, torture a child soldier, and endanger the lives of sex workers is unfit to be a Prime Minister.
In all three of these cases, simple justice surely calls for compassion and humanity. In all three, Stephen Harper’s government responds with cruelty. Canadians are asking of the Prime Minister: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
And Justice Mactavish's words only echo what the American lawyer Joseph Welch once said of that other foul bully, Senator Joe McCarthy...
Senator; you’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
And of course, in both cases the answer to that question is the same:
Stephen Harper has no sense of decency. He is the worst Prime Minister in Canadian history, a political pervert if ever there was one. Like Joe McCarthy, his name will live in infamy.
And if we're lucky he will suffer the same fate, and end up as a disgraced drunk...
For as I have mentioned many times before, the Supreme Court is much more popular than Great Leader, and by taking it on he can only hurt HIMSELF.
And if Stephen Harper is desperate now, wait and see what we have planned for him this fall.
If Duffy doesn't get him first.
And it WILL help destroy him...
Oh well, that's all I wanted to say to all of you right now.
I'll tell you more when I return in a few days. Tell you how the Scots are managing to get the young involved in the political process.
So we too can imagine a different Canada. Because I'm so sick of the old one.
For a guy like me all of this has been like a wind of freedom in my face.
May it all carry us to a better place...
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