New York Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/magazine/23wwln-essay-t.html) on war deserters. (ht (original: http://lewrockwell.com/blog))
Tell your Member of Parliament to protect those who are trying to escape military slavery in the United States, who choose to leave these immoral wars. (Who cares if they are U.N. mandated or not?!) Let’s see some big hearts around here.
You don’t need to give them free stuff. Give them a “refuge from militarism” as Trudeau said (oh, no, I can’t mention Trudeau!). Let them apply for permanent-resident status and tell Harper and his cronies to go live in the United States if they like it so much.
Why does anyone in this kind of situation have to beg for refugee status? What a shame. A country so much lacking in confidence. Some of us fall for this “draft dodger” propaganda crap, don’t we? There are a lot of hard-hearted Canadians I wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley, that’s for sure. And I bet they’re the same type who want to control everyone in many other ways.
What do people fight for? For your government? “Obey your government”!? Is that the attitude we have? The government should be obeying us and following the rule of law and respecting individual rights. This includes the right not to be enslaved and to be able to leave a job when we don’t want to work in that job any longer!
If the Canadian government can’t protect a handful of helpless young people in this situation, what the hell use is it?
Our reputation internationally is just getting trashed.
And no, the Liberals aren’t much better than the Conservatives. So what?
March 24th, 2008
Comments to Wake Up – Canada Should Protect War Deserters
- Powell Lucas
March 28th, 2008 at 1:11 am
What I will tell my M.P. is that if he supports keeping these people in Canada then he had better look for another job. Thses guys signed up of their own volition…there is no draft. They thought they could cut corners and get an education or a trade paid for on the taxpayer’s back. But when it came their turn to honour their signatures they pulled a disappearing act. The very fact that most of them have entered this country illegally shows that they don’t respect any nations’ laws. This is not the type we need to make good citizens. If you don’t want to pay, then don’t play.