I am still hoping that Harper won’t use the events of this week to push legislation akin to what Australia did.
Warrantless access, no matter how you phrase it, is a dangerous slippery slope towards excess of abuse.
To say that one has nothing to hide is to not understand the nature of this kind of legislation.
During the McCarthy witch hunt of communist sympathizers, it wasn’t the communists that were hounded. It was the friends and acquaintances of sympathizers. People who had nothing to hide but had their careers and lives ruined by association. Often, it was just by innuendo and hearsay that lives were destroyed, not by evidence of any kind.
This is the slippery slope I am referring to. The slippery slope of no judicial oversight. It has happened before and it will happen again if this kind of legislation gets rammed through.
No judge will refuse a warrant when presented with evidence.
Remember, if one does not need a warrant, one does not need a reason.
Think before giving in to fear.