Calling Out PQ Bullshit

“That no man ought to suffer in name, person, or effects on account of his religious opinions.”
The above quote by Jefferson, which Lisee and Drainville site in their letter-to-the editor, is very clear. Do you think loosing your job as a teacher or a doctor because you wear a kippah constitutes suffering?"

As a native New Yorker living in Montreal, it is very hard for me to understand the rational for this Charter. In proclaiming to stand for women's equality by forcing religious Muslim women to go hijab-less, they are undermining their freedom to choose."

"The Charter is a ploy to make those who are not French Canadian feel uncomfortable in this province and encourage them to move away. However, in this global economy, diversity and knowledge of the English language help contribute to prosperity. The PQ has its head in the sand. I guess that's the way they want it."


The core principles of Jeffersonian Democracy simply do not exist
in the Quebec Charter of values.  


"..The U.S. First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF...." Just because a government employee is wearing a cross at work does not mean the government is officially establishing the Christian faith. Whatever Jefferson believed was his business but the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land.." 

Nothing - and I mean nothing - in Quebec's intellectual heritage comes remotely close to anything resembling the founding principles of the United States Constitution.

Lisee's failed rimshot was an ignorant, cynical and condescending misapplication of Jeffersonian ideals.

Nothing more, nothing less.

It's one thing to say such nonsense in Quebec where the average Quebecer probably can't tell the difference between Alexander Hamilton or Lord Hamilton but quite another to take this to the New York Times where the ignorance is on full display.

I don't get these people and I don't want to get them.

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