Tags » Civil Liberties

Measles, Vermont, and Informed Consent, by Jennifer Stella (VACCINE CHOICE)

To our Dear Honorable Governor Shumlin,

The statewide members of our coalition want to express deep appreciation for your support in maintaining the delicate and critical balance between public health initiatives and individual rights.  820 more words

Arts

Here we go again: Quebec Values Take 2 (Updated February 28 2015)

It has been hard to ignore the renewed drumbeats of discrimination from the heart of the Quebec “nation”.

A sitting judge of the Court of Quebec, Madame Justice Eliana Marengo, this week refused to hear a hijabi woman (whose head was covered, but not her face) who appeared before the Court, on the grounds that the woman was not suitably dressed. 945 more words

Discrimination

Rules for Schools: Searches @CBCRadioNoon @HaywardCBC @globeandmail

There has been a good deal of interest lately in the legal basis for schools to search students. There is also a good deal of discussion about what the Supreme Court of Canada has said, and what it might mean for the legality of searches, including intrusive searches that fall within the rubric of “strip searches.” 862 more words

Civil Liberties

Euthanasia, Suicide or Just Death? The New Rules In Canada

On February 6, 2015 a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in a much-awaited case dealing with physician-assisted death called Carter v. Canada… 1,776 more words

Discrimination

Is America Still on F. A. Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom”? - Richard M. Ebeling

A little more than seventy years ago, on March 10, 1944, there appeared in Great Britain one of the most amazing and influential political books of the twentieth century, The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. 257 more words

Commentary

Religious Tax Exemptions

(Excerpted from Chapter 7 of Culture Wars: The Threat to Your Family and Your Freedom, by Marie Alena Castle)

How equitable are religious tax exemptions? 982 more words

Religion

Quote of the Day 2-5-15

“He who first shortened the labour of Copyists by device of Movable Types was disbanding hired Armies, and cashiering most Kings and Senates, and creating a whole new Democratic world; he had invented the Art of Printing.” 12 more words

Civil Liberties