Canadian Parents, Beware

Say what? As absurd as some of our court decisions seem to be, the Euro-wannabes north of the border have trumped us when it comes to sheer lunacy (H/T Doug Bandow):

A recent court decision in Canada should send chills down every parent’s spine. The ruling is so out of bounds that the news story sounds like a parody — but it isn’t. A Canadian judge ruled that a 12-year-old girl was “excessively” punished when her father told her she could not go on a school camping trip because she had broken rules for use of the Internet.

O Canada, the nation with tribunals that enforce politically-correct government censorship of speech, now gives us micromanagement of parental responsibilities. Wherever Canada is, I fear the United States is not far behind. Let’s stand up against the nanny state!

Who do you want appointing federal judges next year: Barack Obama or John McCain? Sobering thought.


  1. says

    “Wherever Canada is, I fear the United States is not far behind.”

    Yes, well, for your fear to produce any impressive effect at all, Mr. DeGrow, you’re going to have to become far more libertarian than you are now.

    Or perhaps I should say more “Confederatarian” than you are now.

    You rail against Canada, apparently not realizing that your beloved Yankeedom is not to far removed from Canadian statism.

    Sorry for the “Yankee” dialect tonight. I thought maybe that in suspending STJ’s “tawk” tonight, I might be more effective in getting the point across. We live in serious times.



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