“Totalitarianism can creep into liberal democracies and we have to be vigilant against that,” says Andrew Bennett.
As more and more people become concerned by the increasingly arrogant and even authoritarian attitude being displayed by the Trudeau government, Canada’s former Religious Freedom Ambassador ripped into the government’s widely-condemned Canada Summer Jobs changes.
During an interview with the CP, Bennett took issue with Trudeau forcing organizations to sign an attestation in order to get funding:
“Whether you’re a person of religious views or a person who just doesn’t want to have an opinion, the government through this action is compelling belief. That has a certain totalitarian feel to it.”
Additionally, “Compelling belief is a “tendency that one can see in totalitarian societies,” he said because if the government links belief to specific values that define our country, “you’re saying person’s citizenship is not as valid, or you’re marginalizing them by saying, ‘you’re outside the tent’.”‘
Added Bennett, “totalitarianism can creep into liberal democracies and we have to be vigilant against that.”
Bennett has seen authoritarianism and totalitarianism up close, through his work defending religious minorities from government oppression in other countries. So, to see him warning about it here in Canada is a concern all of us should heed.
The Trudeau government has shown a very disturbing willingness to use the power of government to try and punish political opponents while dictating what Canadians can and can’t think. And the more they fear their grip on power is slipping, the more aggressive and ruthless they get.
That’s why – as Bennett said – we must be vigilant against creeping totalitarianism in Canada, and spread the word to our fellow Canadians about the dangers posed by the Trudeau government, before it’s too late.
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