“Winston had 10 ideas every day, only one of which was good, and he did not know which it was."
General Sir Alan Brooke, Winston Churchill’s chief of staff, quoted by John Keegan in National Post August 29, 2002
"If there are commands of God, then there must be rights of man."
G.K. Chesterton in “The Empire of the Insect” in What’s Wrong with the World, quoted in Gilbert Magazine Vol. 12 #4 (Jan.-Feb. 2009).
In my latest Loonie Politics piece I say the real question about shrinking Toronto City Council is why people who call Doug Ford an evil rights-hating maniac for invoking the Notwithstanding Clause to protect legislative authority aren’t even slightly concerned about judges routinely invoking Section 1 of the Charter to infringe fundamental rights like free speech.
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In my latest National Post column I reflect on how far modern race- gender- and even youth-obsessed identity politics progressivism has fallen in the United States from Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspiring vision of judging people by character not skin colour.