Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Politicians Vow More Authoritarian State

The Virginia Tech shooting is a tragedy. It is also the platform on which even the Canadian left has now jumped on to propose a more authoritarian state.

Deputy Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff called for action to prevent future shootings in Canada. Translated, that means give the government more power and submit yourselves to more dependence. Left wing, activists are more overtly calling for "power to the state":
As MPs remain divided on a plan to scrap the federal gun registry, Wendy Cukier of the Coalition for Gun Control said the massacre serves as a sobering reminder of the need for strict gun control measures. The prevalence of shooting deaths in the U.S. is directly linked to the availability of firearms, she said.
More like, the prevalence of shooting deaths at Virginia Tech yesterday is directly linked to the helplessness of the victims. Ms. Cukier wants Canadians to be just as dependent on the state in the event of shootings at their schools. No thanks.