Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The crimes Khadr didn't commit

A lot of people are saying the Liberals and NDPers are a bunch of bleeding-heart, namby-pamby wimps because of all the sympathy they seem to be extending to accused terrorist/murderer Omar Khadr.

Well don’t you believe it!

It’s just that “progressive Canadians” believe individual rights are only for those accused of crimes like terrorism.

Had Khadr committed a different sort of “crime”, one where no one actually got hurt, then he would have been in serious trouble.

For instance, it’s just Khadr’s good fortune that he didn’t commit one of the following sins:

  1. Use guns in Afghanistan that were unregistered.

  2. Talk on blackberry while driving a car.

  3. Smoke a cigarette outdoors within 20 kilometers of a child.

  4. Drive an SUV and let it idle.

  5. Own a pit-bull

  6. Offer private health care services inside Canada.

  7. Sell food items containing “trans fats.”
  1. Post an English sign in Quebec.
  1. Ride a bicycle without a helmet

  2. Vote for Rob Ford

Had he done any or all of these things, both the Liberals and NDP would have happily shipped Khadr out to Gitmo faster than you can say Nanny State.

6 comments:

Bec said...

Hysterical but painfully true.

We can hope their blood pressure raises with so many of their despised crimes listed together that they experience a crime fighting overload but short of that, we are stuck with these crazies.

Dave Hodson said...

You forgot about spraying pesticides on your lawn. I believe that's a capital crime in Liberal Land.

Anonymous said...

Instead of trying to be drole Gerry (it did not work), the question should be was he or was he not a child soldier?

Somehow trying to equate false Conservative talking points with Freedoms is asinine. I see you are pandering to your base of idiots instead of trying to make sensical arguments and try to advance Libertarian causes.

Gun Registry: it is no more difficult to register a gun than a car, yet you seem to oppose this simple procedure. It does not take away any of your rights or freedoms.


Use a phone while driving: Sadly, idiot that drive while talking are prone to many more accidents. If they did not kill others, I'd have no problems with this one.

Drive an SUV and let it idle: Owning an SUV is not against the law, so once again I don't know what "crime" is being committed. Yes, they are anti-idling laws and they should be overturned, and, given the gas tax, some should be happy at the extra revenue. Since the anti-idling laws apply to all vehicles...

Own a pit-bull: That is truly a silly restriction. You win on that one...

Sell food items containing “trans fats.”: If, because of trans fats, it cost more to the public system, then this is debatable, unless of course you like paying more taxes...

Post an English sign in Quebec: Well you can post English signs, as long as there is a French one. And how has Bill 101 worked for Quebec? I suspect that becoming insular has done little for them.


Ride a bicycle without a helmet: This should be a free choice again...


Vote for Rob Ford : Well now that the buffoon is in, lets give him a chance to see how bad he messes up. It can't be worse than Harris.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't make Khadr any less of a minor when he (may have) killed a US soldier. Being only 15, he is not as responsible as an adult.

Anonymous said...

"Gun Registry: it is no more difficult to register a gun than a car, yet you seem to oppose this simple procedure. It does not take away any of your rights or freedoms.


Use a phone while driving: Sadly, idiot that drive while talking are prone to many more accidents. If they did not kill others, I'd have no problems with this one."

This is bullshit. We shouldn't have to register either our vehicles or guns. And there is no evidence that cell-phone bans make driving safer. Even if they did, how far are you going to take that? Will you ban the radio too?

Thermblog said...

The argument about Khadr's age has some validity but the left is disingenuous about this. If they were serious about the law, they would also be wanting to prosecute the mother, probably as a war criminal, for participating in the process that turned Khadr into a child soldier.

As things stand, the non-left gets the creepy feeling that the left intends doing nothing to protect us from Islamist extremism; heck, they seem to be encouraging it.

It’s also worth noting that the laws on child-soldiers were designed to protect children snatched from the like of rural, African homes and turned into monsters by outsiders. In the case of people like the Khadrs it might prove impossible to de-program what’s been instilled by one’s own family and probably others close to them from birth. It would not be inappropriate to consider the safety of the general public ahead of Khadr’s “rights.”