Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Steyn On Form Regarding Equality Under the Law

Political Commenter Mark Steyn knocks another one out of the park with his spot on commentary on the perverse notions of equality that emerge from those of us who hold a victim mentality mindset, such as Bernie Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Quoting Mr. Steyn:
"Justice is supposed to be, like Dean Steacy, blind. If you run a red light and you hit a pedestrian, it makes no difference in law whether the pedestrian's Marc Lemire or Nelson Mandela. Or at least it shouldn't."

...with Dean Stacy being one of the zealous investigators of the Canadian Human Rights Council, who, though legally blind, researched hate speech written in the comments of various blogs and forums on the Internet (and I have to tell you I love the allegorical image of that), Marc Lemire being a tech savvy blogger who was abused by a CHRC investigation, and Nelson Mendela being the famous and much admired leader if the anti-apartheid movement in South African.

" least it shouldn't"

Of course. This is one of those rudimentary principles of English law that goes back hundred's of years. It is the reason Lady Justice, the symbolic image of the woman with scales, is blindfolded. She is presented this way to indicate that justice is (or should be) meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of identity, wealth or poverty, power or weakness. And yet Bernie Farber, or Burnie as Mr. Steyn likes to call him, can't see why that might be an important element in our concepts of justice and equality before the law. Curious, these liberals.

Well said, Mr. Steyn.

1 comment:

  1. Good points.

    Today in the age of what Thomas Sowell has deemed the Age of the Pursuit of Cosmic Justice (not that such fussy egalitarianism is even attainable, mind you) we don't have so much as blind justic as willfill ignorance from some quarters on context of things.