It makes me hot when the U.S. gets tough:
The State Department report on global terrorism for 2002 suggests that while Canada has been helpful in the fight against terrorism, it doesn’t spend enough on policing and places too much emphasis on civil liberties.
So, not happy with simply steamrolling civil rights in America, Bush and Co. want to do the same in Canada. After all, we’ve now set a precedent that we get to decide who runs other countries and what decisions they’re allowed to make. Just in case Canada doesn’t get the hint,
Justice Minister Martin Cauchon reiterated yesterday that legislation to decriminalize marijuana will be tabled soon, while Canadian Alliance Leader Stephen Harper said the move would inflame tensions with the U.S.
“Now would not be the time to irritate trade relations and we’ve already had plenty of warning that this would do just that.”
Don’t think we can’t change your regime just as easily, Canada. This is a nice country you got here. Shame if anything happened to it.
While we’re talking about rights and the PATRIOT ACT (which I can’t type without my stomach churning) here’s a sample of the safety this act offers you to protect our freedoms:
As I continued to press for legal counsel, a female officer who had been busy typing on her laptop in the front of the restaurant, walked over and put her finger in my face. “We are at war, we are at war and this is for your safety,” she exclaimed. As she walked away from the table, she continued to repeat it to herself? “We are at war, we are at war. How can they not understand this.”
God, I despise this administration.