There is something profoundly sick about this story.
Firstly, the young people phoned ahead and the Governor General’s office agreed to meet with them.
Secondly, they were on public property, outside of the Governor General’s “private” property.
Thirdly, the presentation was made respectfully and peacefully.
I’m not sure what kind of thuggery the RCMP was engaging in, but I trust David’s account completely. I’ve had my own run-ins with the RCMP myself, and I don’t have a favourable impression of them. And as for the Governor General’s big brother approach with the professional camera, I find that very eerie.
The fact is that none of us should really be surprised by this story because social conservatives are quickly being demoted to second class citizens for simply having a politically incorrect opinion. That’s the reality. There was no reason at all for the rough treatment these peaceful pro-lifers received from the RCMP. None at all. Don’t they have enough violent Leftists to beat back at some protest some where? They have to intimidate 12 harmless (mostly female) pro-lifers and interrogate its spokeman instead? Like much of our civil institutions, the RCMP is becoming a sick and dangerous joke.
And before the Leftists reading this entry soil themselves with glee, just remember….when we’re peeled away by the fascist impulses that are running roughshod over this country and the totalitarian jackboots start stomping, they really have no reason to stop when they come across your opinion that registers on their politically incorrect radar.
Oh…I know, things are just swell now, but the thing about not tolerating dissent and intimidating people into silence is that it is very dangerous.
Removing “the right” does not remove the right. It only shift the political opinion to the left so that the people who were once considered “moderate” become the new “right”, and then they become the new targets and on and on it goes….until it comes to you.