Blogging Tory Alberta Ardvark is outraged -- outraged, I say -- about government censorship on the other side of the planet:
First they came for Facebook and now the Pakistani Government has banned You Tube and 450 other sites including Wikipedia for being "sacrilegious" to the nation's Muslim majority.
When you give the government the power to censor, they will use it.
You may agree with the government on a particular ban, but one day you won't, and by then it will be too late. Think Human Rights Commissions for something a little closer to home.
Say, anybody remember this amusing incident?
Minister stops book talk by Environment Canada scientist
Last Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2006 | 5:53 PM ET
Environment Minister Rona Ambrose has stopped an Environment Canada scientist from speaking publicly about his own novel...
[Author Mark] Tushingham was scheduled to speak in Ottawa about his book and the science underpinning it. But an order from Ambrose's office stopped him.
"He got a directive from the department, cautioning him not to come to this meeting today," said his publisher Elizabeth Margaris of DreamCatcher Publishers in New Brunswick. Margaris had driven from New Brunswick to attend the speech.
"So I guess we're being stifled. This is incredible, I've never heard of such a thing," she told CBC Radio.
First they came for the scientists, eh, Ardsy? And you didn't stand up ...