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.
For the longest time, I’ve thought about what kind of blog do I want to write. Is this blog to be a funny, political, whimsical, stupid or about sports. I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t have to be about just one thing. It can be all these things that make up what is me.
I’m 46 years old and have discovered that I’ve learned alot just this past year. I have a self fulfilling prophecy when it to comes to women. I’ve realized that my love of hockey has diminished but I still watch. I’ve come to realize that my kids need me more than I need me. It’s become clear that I need a change but not the kind of change what makes a big announcemet about. It’s the kind of slow change that will come only in increments, mostly small.
Today, I did something stupid. It won’t be the last time that I do a stupid thing but I hope it will be the first time I learn from a stupid thing.
I had a great conversation with a friend of mine on just such a topic today. It was a conversation I needed to have. A conversation that may have just saved my life from perpetual misery. I can only look forward, no more looking back. I’ve lived in the past long enough and I don’t want that anymore.
This blog will be about the journey, a journey that hopefully, will take me away from where I am and deposit me onto the map that leads to me on a wonderful journey.