Perhaps, rather than chasing down a ghost, Toews would be better served to think a little more seriously about the complaints people have raised about government over-surveillance.
What I would rather have is a clear explanation of why the government doesn not want to keep a registry of guns (Conservative-dominated parliament voted to discontinue it last week) but want to keeps a detailed info on internet users. Regardless of how people feel about the gun registry, it would be the height of intellectual dishonesty to assert that internet user history is more dangerous than guns.
This is clearly bad judgement. I wouldn't have started with the dog owner. ;-) Reminds me of an old joke:
"A man wakes up one morning in Alaska to find a bear on his roof. So he looks in the yellow pages and sure enough, there's an ad for "Bear Removers."
He calls the number, and the bear remover says he'll be over in 30 minutes.
The bear remover arrives, and gets out of his van. He's got a ladder, a baseball bat, a shotgun and a mean old pit bull.
"What are you going to do," the homeowner asks?
"I'm going to put this ladder up against the roof, then I'm going to go up there and knock the bear off the roof with this baseball bat. When the bear falls off, the pit bull is trained to grab his testicles and not let go. The bear will then be subdued enough for me to put him in the cage in the back of the van."
He hands the shotgun to the homeowner.
"What's the shotgun for?" asks the homeowner.
"If the bear knocks me off the roof, shoot the dog."
Would those rules apply to post-apocalyptic situations? How about the Rapture? Because there's this new "Left Behind" video game is coming out and the players are supposed to kill Jews, atheists, and other assorted infidels if they refuse to convert to Christianity. Would the Rules of Engagement or US Constitution apply here too?
As a side note, I don't have a problem with the stores selling this game as long as it's stocked right next to Grand Theft Auto.
Seriously? You're that short on something useful to criticise you feel the need to get personal? Perhaps, you could submit your name here? And then we can all discuss your family?
A class act indeed...
"Because this enemy does not exist, it must be created. And as international experience shows, the worst enemy is an invented one. I assure you it will be an incredibly horrifying monster. Armed forces will have to be doubled."
I never understood the reson behind the wording "anything you say can and will be used against you...". What if I say (truthfully!) I was reading to blind people during the time the crime was committed?
True but the marriage issue is mostly conservative vs non-conservative issue. I use the term non-conservative as it encompasses both the liberals and large swaths of the libertarian movement. In fact, libertarians often dislike the "conservative" label.