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Pajamas Media » Canada Charges Comedian with Not Being Funny

When an eight-year-old Guy Earle was bouncing on his bed, reciting along to Steve Martin albums and dreaming of being a famous stand-up comic, he never imagined how that fame would finally arrive: in the form of a Canadian Human Rights Commission (HRC) complaint, brought by a lesbian heckler, accusing Earle of not being funny.

Why, in a sane nation, this would be any business of the state is entirely beyond me.

Of course, Canuckistan is no longer a truly free nation where individual liberty is prized and respected. Too bad they don’t have a constitution that actually protects freedom of speech.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Meaningless Protection — 1 Comment

  1. Bill, you’re not talking about a sane country, you’re talking about Canada. But more to the point, you wrote:

    Canuckistan is no longer a truly free nation

    I take issue with that. Canada was never a truly free nation. Remember, we were founded by the descendants of the United Empire Loyalists (who fled the fledgling USA in order to remain under the thumb of the Crown), and didn’t even have our own constitution and bill of rights until 1981.

    Read the foul thing (or, better yet, don’t waste your time). Every right is constrained by the whim of parliament, and property rights don’t even exist.

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