Saturday, December 12, 2009

Canadian Science-Fiction Writer Beaten and Arrested at US Border

Read about it here.

Not letting a journalist into your country certainly conveys an ugly smell (as we did with that left-wing activist lady...Amy Goodman I think?), but at least we did it politely and without harm; beating a man, throwing him wet and cold into a cell for three hours, arraigned and charged for a crime not committed without legal representation, and then released on foot, without a jacket, personal belongings withheld, into Ontario's first winter storm, is this not the markings of a fascist government?

5 comments:

Christopher Furlong: said...

Depends on the cause.

Josh said...

I'm not sure. The rationalization of a sovereign nation not allowing others across the border is noone's business but that nation's. How they treat an individual at the border, well, then it becomes the business of the country the individual is a citizen of.

Christopher Furlong: said...

Nope, logic should govern the borders. As a libertarian, this should be obvious.

Josh said...

Logic is subjective.

Chris said...

If rights are objective, then logic is objective. What is subjective is the application of and experience of logic.