Sunday, August 23, 2009

The ugly Blogging Tory.


Document the douchebagitude.

HERE, LET ME START: Commenter "Durward" embarrasses carbon-based life forms thusly:

When I was young and in school we were taught that the constitution does not extend beyond Canada’s borders (makes sense) and that when abroad we follow the laws of the land we are visiting.

When did we get the idea we were protected outside of Canada is what I would like to know.

At which point, one might refer Durward to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, particularly the part involving rights of mobility, where one reads:

Mobility of citizens

6. (1) Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada.

Note particularly the guaranteed right for Canadian citizens to "enter" Canada, which would logically suggest (and try to stay with me here) that said citizen is currently not in Canada, and yet ... and yet ... the Charter would suggest that that right somehow accompanies that citizen even when they aren't in Canada, Durward's appalling ignorance notwithstanding.

This has been a "dining room table" moment.

2 comments:

Mark Francis said...

We also have the recent affirmation of the earlier Khadr ruling, in which the courts have said that we (Canadian officials) violated Khadr's rights while he was in Guatanamo.

Ti-Guy said...

A whole generation of people who start with a premise and then only pay attention to the evidence that supports it.

The Endarkenment is upon us. And my real regret is that I didn't think of fleecing these rubes much earlier.