Sunday, August 14, 2005

Well This is Disheartening

You think Americans have shallow support for civil liberties? Compared to the rest of the free world, we're a nation of ACLUites. Orin Kerr brings us some revealing poll data from Canada:
What measures for the war on terrorism do Canadians support?

Deporting or jailing anyone who publicly supports terrorists or suicide bombers.

Oppose/strongly oppose: 15%
Strongly support/support: 81%
Don't know: 4%

Having video cameras in all public places.

Oppose/strongly oppose: 25%
Strongly support/support: 72%
Don't know: 2%

Giving the U.S. any information it requests about Canadian citizens whom they suspect of being terrorists.

Oppose/strongly oppose: 33%
Strongly support/support: 62%
Don't know: 5%

So the winner, by Technical Knockout...America. Congratulations on being the best of the mediocre.


Anonymous said...

You haven't read the Canadian 'Bill of Rights,' or rather, 'Charter of Rights and Freedoms'.

1st Ammendment for them is : "The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society."

Pathetic? You betcha.

Ben said...

great post man, very interesting, and sad.