February 18, 2016

Lawton Online: The Rebel’s press freedom fight is FOR all -- and BDS is AGAINST all

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

In this Lawton Online, Sheila Gunn Reid joins me as I tackle the Alberta NDP's "tyrannical" decision to violate the Rebel's freedom of the press, and why even though the government lifted its ban (for now) the "mistake" can't go unnoticed.

I also speak with Adam Milstein of the Israeli-American Council about BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) which is once again up for debate at McGill University.

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commented 2016-02-26 09:30:27 -0500
BDS is against razing the homes of existing Palestinian populations and the constructions of Zionist colonist outposts being constructed under military supervision.

THAT is what they are against. They are not “against all”. The misrepresentation is either ignorant or untruthful.
commented 2016-02-21 03:53:35 -0500
You read out my comment from last week. That was quite considerate of you. It is always good to know that people from the rebel are reading comments.

On the topic of free education, where do you draw the line? Would you say that children should be denied free public school?

Equality is a good thing. If the government can help promote equality without doing damage to others, then it should definitely enforce equality.

Giving women the right to vote? Good.
Having affirmative action for women in university, where women can get in with a lower GPA than men? Bad.

The role of government is to enhance the lives of its citizens with minimal cost. Imagine if you got into a bad accident where you need to get around in a wheelchair. Now wouldn’t you be happy that the government has made it a mission to put ramps on as many buildings and buses as possible? Even though this costs money, it is a good decision. It promotes equality in mobility.

As for Sheila, I see she is milking her little run in for all that it is worth. And now she wants to tell Manitobans like myself how to vote in the upcoming provincial election. The people of this province have put the NDP in power for four terms in a row now. There is really no fear of people voting for change any more. But I would not expect Sheila to know this.