Sunday, January 01, 2006

I Wonder if the Canadians are Proud

Recently the Canadian Supreme Court (which makes ours look like a paragon of reason, a major accomplishment) ruled that Sex Clubs for consenting adults (sometimes that term seems like an oxymoron) were legal in Canada. That combined with lowering the age of consent to 14 years creates a troubling possibility in Canada. (h/t Brainster's Blog) Link Byfield, who wrote the article, is not proud and is deeply troubled.

Today the Detroit News is carrying an article about how parts of Windsor, Ontario are getting ready for the Super Bowl. The escort services have been taking reservations for over a year now. Will Canada replace Thailand as the Sex Tour destination of choice?

But here is something that should worry even those who think sex clubs are all right. Beverley McLachlin is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and she said something that should chill anyone who believes in Constitutional Law.

In a speech to law students in New Zealand last month, Queen Beverley stated she is not bound even by our written Constitution.

Rather, when she feels so moved, she will apply "unwritten constitutional principles" as she perceives them.

In other words the Constitution says whatever the judge believes it SHOULD say. That makes judges the supreme law of the land and that must never be allowed. What scares me is something I read last summer, but cannot find the link, where our old buddy George Soros (Sorrows?) had a seminar in New England where his people said basically the same thing about our Constitution.

I can see the headlines now "Supreme Court Declares Constitution Unconstitutional"


Blogger ABFreedom said...

Our constitution, up here, has never been constitutional, since 1967, when that socialist pig Trudeau brought it in. It was not agreed to by the people, only by a select few in this stupid parliamentary system. So it's left the door wide open for all kinds of open interpretations by judges. Were just a dead country walking, waiting to collapse. Hopefully, it will happen sooner before it gets worse.

The loonies out east, up here, don't like to take accountability for anything, and will never admit that they themselves are the problem, as you've probably noticed, so they blame you guys, and us out west, for a lot of what happens, and never themselves.

Great blog by the way....

8:34 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

It's been going on with our Constitution for years. Roe vs. Wade is one of the bigger examples of the judges stretching meanings.

The supposed "separation doctrine" concerning Church and State is another. The founders in their own writings made it clear the idea behind the language was to not end up with a US version of the Anglican church, they didn't want an "offical religion of America".

8:35 PM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

CP is absolutely right. I believe this is called "legislating from the bench," and it has been going on for decades. Constitutional interpretation is a big deal, and an excellent reason to ensure we get SC justices who actually uphold our Documents Of Liberty (tm).

10:38 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

"unwritten constitutional principles"...
Was that Queen Ginsberg?

2:02 PM  

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