It seems every time I turn around there's a new headline highlighting the erosion of Canadian individual rights and the expansion of the nanny state. In just the past couple of weeks I have read about a Canadian judge overturning a father's grounding of his 12-year-old daughter and the Canadian government's move to require prescriptions for vitamins. Meanwhile, the Canadian Human Rights Commission has been attacking free speech with a vengeance, as evidenced by the bringing of charges against author Mark Steyn and publisher Ezra Levant.
Americans should pay attention. There are many in our own country (and I think the Democratic presidential nominee is one) who share the philosophy that the government knows what is best for us and should therefore be allowed to continue its creeping intrusion into all aspects of our lives. If we aren't careful the day may come that the image of America Alone will be a mere memory as America becomes indistinguishable from the European community.