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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Despite Canada having more economic freedom than the U.S. in many areas as of 2010, there are threats to these and other freedoms.

On October 1, 2010, a new unconstitutional law came into effect in one of Canada’s provinces, infringing on the rights of all Canadians.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports:

Police in Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to pull over drivers without having to give a reason beginning Friday.

It will eventually be struck down as unconstitutional.

Section 9 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states:

Everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.

But, unlike the U.S., Canadian representatives take an oath to the Queen, not the Constitution.

While this is a law in only one of Canada’s 10 provinces that represents less than 2% of Canada’s entire population, every Canadian’s rights are potentially infringed by traveling in this part of their country.

While the anti-liberty agenda of fingerprinting arrested individuals is still on hold eight months after I wrote an article on it, I warned that there could be other infringements on the cherished liberties of Canadians, and this is one such example.

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My comments on today’s PrisonPlanet.com article about 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate and constitutional scholar, Michael Badnarik, suffering a heart attack. Oddly, they were scrubbed.

I first heard his Constitution classes in January of this year, and they were so enlightening, accurate and inspiring.

This man knows the requirements of a government for a free people, and never ceased in his advocation of those principles, the necessity of them, and why socialism and other forms of collectivism will destroy those freedoms and the prosperity they provide.

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