The Corner

The Canadianization of America, cont.

For some of us, Elena Kagan is deja vu all over again. Whether or not she belongs on the Supreme Court of the United States, she’d be a shoo-in as successor to Jennifer Lynch, QC, Canada’s Chief Censor. Ms Kagan’s views on free speech could come straight from any Canadian “human rights” tribunal hearing:

Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs.

“Balancing” is the code word there. Canada’s thought police are all about the “balancing“.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.


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