Amazing Grace – a Christmas message for supporters

 

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Many months ago Gary McHale called me and said, “I have some homework for you. I want you to go see a movie called ‘Amazing Grace.’ It’s about how slavery was ended in the British Empire.”

amazinggrace_300x250.gifAfter you’ve seen it, tell me whether slavery was ended by thousands of protesters marching in the streets, or by a handful of people.”

I saw Amazing Grace – twice – and it was, without a doubt, THE most inspiring movie I have ever seen. It taught me the important lesson Gary wants all of us in the struggle against Two Tier Justice to understand – that it only takes a handful of committed people to change the world.

To the ‘committed handful’ who I have been blessed to know during the last year and a half, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

Mark

P.S. This will be my last article until the new year, however, Gary McHale will be court on Dec 24th in another attempt to have the onerous release conditions on him altered. He has subpoenaed Toby Barrett, Marie Trainer, Dave Hartless and OPP Inspector Dave McLean to testify at the hearing.

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3 responses to “Amazing Grace – a Christmas message for supporters

  1. Have a Merry Christmas Mark.

    Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication and I’ll see you in the New Year.

    Jim Anderson

  2. Thank you for your great education, leadership and inspiration. We all need to continue to spread your message in the new year. It’s all about being fair and just with everyone and not just a few. We should not reward these people for acts of violence & terrorism as with Ipperwash and Caledonia. How can one individual citizen in Canada have more rights than another? It may be time for the politicians to revisit the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This is where the evil lies and we all deserve better.

  3. I hope the movie mentions that “slavery” per se, as it was tolerated in the British empire, was largely struck down in legislative circles by the efforts of great liberal jurists and reformers of the era (Locke, Paine, Burke, Blackstone)…many of these liberal reformers and jurists wrote political philosophies which became the basis for equitable civil liberty and the equitable rule of law….under this philosphy it was an abomination to “own” another person.

    The concept that no man was above or below the protection or reach of the law came from this era.