Pierre Trudeau made that statement in December 1967. If that’s truly the case, then why is the state so keen to get into mine? Here is a picture of the current application form for a firearm Purchase and Acquisition License (PAL) – click on picture for a larger image.
I hope you find those questions just as disturbing as I did. What business is it of the government whether or not I’m divorced or separated? What business is it of theirs who I may or may not have slept with in the last two years?
Even though I was angry about the question, I didn’t have the energy to fight over it. So I dutifully filled in the boxes and got my PAL two months later. Unfortunately, most of us are in the same boat. We just don’t have the money, time, energy or motivation to take the issue to the courts.
Thankfully, there’s one man who was willing to take it to the courts. Economist and author, Pierre Lemieux may very well become the first person in our country to be jailed for refusing to tell the government about his love life. For full details on his story check here:
Every man, woman and child in this country should be up in arms over such a gross invasion of privacy by our government. But wait, where were we again in that lifecycle of civilization? Oh yeah…apathy.
Do you hear that deafening silence? That’s the sound of our rights and freedoms being systematically whittled away in the name of “public safety”.