Achan Meshach, Special Reporter
The world media will be watching as the increasingly notorious Common Sense Commissions lose public relations ground to articulate defenders of freedom of speech and conscience. The issues are complicated, and the arguments nuanced. As ever, it comes down to a balance between competing rights -- the right to feel pride in one's country and fighting men, versus the right to criticize certain aspects of non-covert military interventions. It is the right to privately celebrate unpopular but legal countercultural beliefs, versus the right to raise one's children in a society where common sense is respected by everyone. Nevertheless, it is the collective opinion of the London Fog that we should be among the first to speak out. Until such time as the Commissions return to a proper role, one such as settling disagreements between respectable single-family property owners and neighbouring communes, or between a trouble-making worker and his employer, and until it abandons its attempts to censor the likes of Archie Thoth, Marc Emery, and Judy Rebick, we support the complete defunding and elimination of the Common Sense Commissions.
Posted by Mike on Friday, April 25, 2008