Canada, compared to other nations, is no libertarian paradise. (Somalia is thus far the winner in that department.) There are, however, many great things about the former, or in some ways, current, British colony.
Canada and the United States are fundamentally different countries with different laws and culture. While the United States ardently supports freedom and liberty in their Constitution, the Canadian constitution is less explosive, highlighting principles of peace, order, and good government. The U.S. is more “libertarian” in attitude, but their actual track record is different than Canada’s but not better.
While Snowden is locked and hidden in who knows where in the world, he leaked even more information regarding the NSA’s PRISM program. This second wave of leaks allows one to understand how this network of spying functions. Continue reading
Many libertarians such as Ron Paul have fiercely opposed the Patriot Act by citing Benjamin Franklin’s argument that “those who trade liberty for security deserve neither.” Edward Snowden has sacrificed a pretty good life to prove that we deserve liberty. In other words, he traded his own security to win back some of the liberty that we have lost. Continue reading
Written By: CASPER ZAJAC
Edward Snowden has been charged with two felonies under the Espionage Act. By whom? By his own Government. Yes. That’s right. The US Government, which spies on its own citizens, claims that this whistle-blower is a spy. As a result he fled Hong Kong for Russia. Congratulations President Obama, you have just made laugh all the people who in the time of Cold War jumped over the Berlin Wall hoping for better future in the West.
Yet another scandal emerged this week in Washington. Barack Obama’s administration were accused of hacking into emails and phone calls of the Associated Press in order to check that no ‘confidential’ information got into public hands. On Thursday, Obama himself said that he would make ‘no apologies’ for the actions of the administration, citing his duty as commander-in-chief to protect national secrets and guard against the nation’s enemies. Continue reading
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