LETTERS: A step back in freedom and liberty

Bill C13 is destructive and Canadians of all ages should take note and act now.

Bill C13 is destructive and Canadians of all ages should take note and act now.

In this new age of digital communication, this bill effectively is a spy bug in every home. Disguised as a mechanism of homeland security, it really serves as an enormous step back in freedom and liberty. History has shown us in the Stalin and Lenin ages, there’s no freedom on the road to removing civil liberties and privacy.

Hot on the back of a national tragedy this government is fast tracking a new status of technological state power that will put or nation nearly 60 years back in time, meanwhile, for the average citizen, the common bathtub poses a much greater threat to our existence than terrorism.

Terrorism is relative to global oppression as we export wealth, weapons and state power into foreign lands we have no business being in. The harder we bomb the angrier and more organized terrorists get and there is no end to it.

I urge all fellow citizens to act now and make sure we end this brand of fear mongering that Harper seems to import from our southern neighbors as it will not lead to anything but public dissent and backwards digression of peace.

I encourage Canadians to learn more about how we can work together to safeguard our privacy at OurPrivacy.ca.

Kyle Carrington

Summerland