We’ve become so accustomed to the illicit acts of government that we
tolerate them. They are nonetheless illicit and as such lack the
legitimate authority of properly constituted and enacted law. Illicit
acts include lies and deception, concealment, propaganda, fraud,
bribery and undue influence, a toxic brew festering in the seats of
power in New Brunswick.
The lure of shale gas has stirred up a
witches brew of the most outrageous illict acts we could ever imagine.
Police bullying, the outing of LaPierre, the outlandish statements of
Craig lLeonard, David Alward and the Irving papers, and now the
injunction: these are a few of my favourite things.
Law school is 30 years away for me, but I do recall that an ex parte
injunction, one granted without notice to the other parties, is granted
only in cases of clear urgency and an unarguable legal claim. This is
neither. Among other things, the government is the transgressor here,
having ignored its constitutional duty to consult with the natives
before authorizing natural resource extraction. This injunction should
not have been issued without proper notice to the parties affected and
an opportunity to present evidence and defend their actions. This is
the foundation of our legal system, tossed in the dustbin.
injunction should not be enforced since it was illicitly solicited from
and issued by the judge. They all know this and they also know that
efforts to enforce an injunction issued on a non-existent foundation are
in blatant bad faith.
Governmental bad faith is the order of
the day, but when it becomes this blatant it becomes very difficult to
ignore or tolerate.
The government cannot possibly win a debate
based on lies and brute force on one side and common sense and reason
on the other. The current rash of outrageously illicit behavior by a
broad slew of our once trusted and respected elite smacks of
desperation, shameful acts they have brought upon themselves since not
one of them can muster the courage to own up and do the decent thing.
Tomorrow, let us all stand proudly behind Chief Sock and the warriors for their courageous acts.