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About mtyzuk

Who is I? I is me. I think. I know there used to be a me. I may have had it surgically removed.

The Nature of Freedom, the Validity of Confessions, and the Burden of Proof

Today’s missive is largely going to be about Omar Khadr, not because I have any desire to defend him (I’m not really all that sure that I do) but because there are elements of his case that require careful thought. … Continue reading

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Zealotry, Devotion, and the Sixth Commandment

Life itself is wondrous and majestic, filled with infinite variety and infinite diversity. It is to be embraced in all its forms. This means exactly what it says. Life is wonderous. Life is majestic. Life is filled with endless variety … Continue reading

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Trigger Warnings, Social Justice, and Stephen Fry

I pride myself on being (or at least trying to be) a rational, thinking human being. If I have one weakness in this regard it is that I sometimes react to a given circumstance or a given piece of information … Continue reading

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On Social and Political Regression

Everything I write in this blog is a point of view. It is not my intention to recruit anyone to my particular ideology or point of view. It is not my intention to tell people what they should and should … Continue reading

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The First Commandment

Religion, ideology, and philosophy are but the beginning of wisdom, not the end. There is no religion, ideology, or philosophy that renders inert the inherent responsibility to think and reason for yourself, and anyone who tells you there is is … Continue reading

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The Moderate Conservative Ten Commandments

It is not now, nor has it ever been, my intention to preach gospel. I’m not a religious man. I was raised Catholic but the Catholicism never took. I was always too busy asking questions. But an integral part of … Continue reading

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Canadian Identity & The Moderate Conservative Code

During one of his first public statements after being elected as Prime Minister, The Honorable Justin Trudeau famously declared that Canada is the first Post-Nation Nation because we had no coherent national identity of our own and our identity was … Continue reading

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