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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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nomdeblog

“They’re entitled to have beliefs I don’t agree with,” she said in an interview. “There are many people who have beliefs I don’t’ agree with. But these beliefs are being funded with my tax dollars.”

Let’s hope she wins and then we can use the precedent to stop funding the High Priests who worship at the CBC where “beliefs are being funded with my tax dollars.”

That would be fun to watch. However, RA points out realistically:
“If we are to follow this process with some logical consistency it would mean that, ahem, no one could be forced to subsidize anything they don't believe in. Which would completely paralyze modern government. Since it would be impossible to get all 34 million Canadians to agree on everything”

Therefore when it comes to beliefs it is important for PMSH to stay on a trajectory of de-centralization and encourage more and more government decisions be made locally and thus beliefs become experiments in local culture.

Mikeg81

"It would be a very brave Supreme Court judge who would want to find out exactly where that point is."

But they are a scummy lot of cowards, so they wouldn't come even close to finding that point. My proof?

Bill C68, aka the Firearms Act, still exists, and the Supreme Court won't touch it with a ten-foot pole. Try and find another piece of legislation that so easily screws over an entire group of Canadians based simply on ownership of an object.

Leacock

I don't know if I would agree that Brown and other proponents of a secular only school system were really more "pro-freedom". Just as in the case of higher education, when the Liberals sought to get rid of the separate Colleges in favour of one big secular university, how was taking away people's choice in education giving them more freedom? I would think Macdonald and the High Tories who supported allowing people to choose what school to attend were the ones on the side of freedom.

LAS

"I would think Macdonald and the High Tories who supported allowing people to choose what school to attend were the ones on the side of freedom."

If we are going to have government fund/do something, that something better be secular.

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