A major platform of today's so-called Conservatives is "Law & Order" but their commitment is really just to the "Order" part of the slogan. They hate "The Law". For the past number of years Conservatives in western democracies have been at war with the law. They have been at war with the courts, with precedent and judicial conventions, with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada and the Constitution in the United States. They hate the limits the law rightfully places on them being able to do whatever it is they want to do for their agenda.
Whether it is mandatory sentencing, discriminatory practices like travel bans or wearing of religious dress, prostitution, assisted dying, Senate reform, citizen privacy or the inability to legally torture prisoners. All issues that precedent and citizen's rights as guaranteed by the highest laws of the land should make abundantly clear to an over-reaching State.. In reality, the law is something Conservatives (especially in North America) try to skirt around, fight against in court at public cost or simply ignore when it gets in their way.
Quite bluntly, W T F is their problem? The View Up Here welcomes back Stephen Lautens once more - lawyer, author, occasional columnist, "pundit" and social media "master" - to discuss and analyze this desire to pervert the law to serve their agenda of "Order" that by statute is illegal most of the time.
Tune in as we examine why Conservative Order conflicts with Law as a purpose, not a mistake.
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