I was really hoping to not be making another post on the topic. At least not unless it was a positive one.
Yet, here it is.
Something I predicted years ago, given our Prime Dictator’s openly displayed love of… well… dictatorships… that he would do whatever he could to keep power, including doing what his daddy did, when PET was in the big chair: invoke the War Measures Act.
Well, he just did it. He has declared war on all Canadians.
Happy Valentine’s Day, from our federal government.
The Act now has a different name – the Emergency Measures Act – but it’s basically the same Act, and it is be invoked only under the most extreme circumstances.
Let us be very clear, here.
There is no emergency.
The protests are legal. They are peaceful. The media and our Prime Dictator like to describe the protests as an “occupation”, filled with hatred and violence and certain objectionable flags. They’ve been described as a cult, and accused of desecrating war memorials, blocking hospitals, harassing people, and so on.
None of it is true.
The most recent ones have been stories of truckers ramming police cars, which there is zero evidence to show has happened, and that a cache of weapons had been found among the truckers; an incident had had nothing to do with the protesters.
What violence there has been, has typically been done by counter protesters, or even the police. Specifically, the RCMP.
Yeah. First they requested the excavators, parked on private land with the owner’s permission, get moved out of sight of the highway, and then the RCMP “disable” them. The damage done to these machines is incredibly excessive, and will cost a great deal to repair.
I’ve said a few times that, unlike the protests, the restrictions and mandates are illegal, because they are unconstitutional. You don’t have to take my word for it. Canada has had its own constitution for a very short time, and one of the people who helped write the thing is still alive.
And suing the government.
Now, his suit is specifically about travel, however a lot of people invoke paragraph one (pdf link) to justify the restrictions. It doesn’t, and Peckford has made it very clear that, when it was written, the conditions that needed to be met could only be met by extreme circumstances, such as war. None of our mandates and restrictions met those three conditions specifies.
Neither does T2’s invoking the Emergency/War Measures Act today. Even when T1 invoked the Act, there was an actual terrorist organization that kidnapped and murdered a politician.
Nothing like that is happening right now.
Peckford has already addressed this in a press conference.
Gotta love that last throw in, antagonistic question – one that had already been answered by the RCMP, before this press conference.
Okay. I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me back up a bit, and provide some links.
‘The blockades are harming our economy and endangering public safety,’ Trudeau told a news conference. ‘We cannot and will not allow illegal and dangerous activities to continue.’
What was that quote? About repeating lies? Oh, right…
Under the Emergencies Act, Freeland said that the government is ordering financial institutions to cease providing financial services to anyone supporting the blockades, ‘where the institution suspects an account is being used to further the illegal blockades and occupations.’
They’re equating the fundraising efforts with money laundering and funding terrorism. For real.
Previously known as the War Measures Act, the Emergencies Act grants the head of Canada unprecedented powers that should be reserved for a genuine crisis — whether civil war or a food crisis. Put simply, the Act exists as Canada’s last resort to deal with an existential threat to the wellbeing of Canadians, not as a last resort to deal with a threat to an incumbent officials’ power.
As Canada’s state-run media puts it, “The law empowers Ottawa to do just about anything it thinks is necessary to cope with a crisis.”
The twisting and turning the media has been doing of late has been quite the thing to see. Now they’re trying to convince us that the word “freedom” is a bad thing.
As for the protesters, they’ve already had a vote on how to respond.
There is only one way to respond to tyranny, and that is to stand up to it.
Our Prime Dictator could have ended this, long ago. The illegal mandates and restrictions (which cross both federal and provincial lines) need to end. He could have done that right from the start. Instead, he chose to exacerbate things, while refusing to even have any sort of communication with them. Which is completely the opposite of how he has responded to protests in the past, including ones that actually were illegal and violent.
Even non-Canadians are pointing out the obvious.
Here it is, from the horse’s mouth.
An interesting point is made in this next one.
There is so much more out there, and things are popping up constantly, so I’ll leave you with just one more.
This whole thing is so much bigger than the little dictator in Ottawa.
There needs to be a vote of non-confidence in Parliament. This is just insane.
But I am not actually surprised. In fact, I’m only surprised he hadn’t found a reason to do this years ago.