Happy New Year? Fine me you thugs!
Canadians should be forced to vote in federal elections or face a hefty fine, a Liberal senator is proposing in draft legislation. Mac Harb has tabled amendments to the Canada Elections Act that would require all eligible voters to cast ballots. His bill, S-22, has cleared the first of three required readings to become law.Unbelievably, it would seem that only Maria McClintock of the London Free Press has reported on this proposed legislation. A google search brings up the draft of the bill from the parlimentary website and the free press article. Maybe I am missing something, but this seems like a potentially serious violation of personal freedoms and hence something that I would have thought would be reported in sources of mainstream and 'lowstream' media alike. Anyone remember Communist Russia?
On the subject of mandatory voting, I submit the following excerpt, courtesy of Libertocracy,
All political-states, (being the monopolization of violence over a given territory and its people) must manufacture legitimacy, because no one in their right mind would surrender their freedom and consent to be robbed, enslaved and continually victimized by a criminal organization who is at war against their fundamental human rights and will destroy the lives of those who dare to be free. The appearance of legitimacy under monarchist and theocratic regimes traditionally came from the myth of a divine being who put the tyrant on the throne and spoke for the people by presuming to give their permission to be his slaves. Once the divine right myth was shattered, aspiring tyrants had to invent new lies to deceive the people and manufacture new illusions of legitimacy. The illusion of legitimacy of the so-called democratic and republican "consent of the people" systems comes from the point of a gun, only the tactics and lies that are used are different.Update: The Toronto Sun and The Ottawa Sun have printed the story.
Friday, December 31, 2004
Posted by Lisa Turner on Friday, December 31, 2004