Musings —11.29.2013 09:00 AM—
Dear U.S. Friends:
I know at least one of you is likely to read this, because I see evidence of your visits in my web site’s analytics all the time.
As a lawyer, I am of the view that Ford has committed what you quaintly categorize as “Crimes of Moral Turpitude.” Specifically, Ford is an “alien” who has admitted crimes of moral turpitude, per 9 FAM 40.21(a)N51. His admissions relate to crimes in this jurisdiction: 9 FAM 40.21(a)N7.3.
Specifically, I draw to your attention that Rob Ford has admitted:
- Smoking “crack” cocaine.
- Purchasing illegal drugs within the past two years.
- Associating with organized crime.
- Drinking and driving.
I have linked to U.S. media sources in each case. These examples provide you with clear and readily-available evidence that Ford has committed crimes of moral turpitude which require you to deny him entry.
Given the fact that your Service has made some really, really stupid (and possibly illegal, under your law) decisions about entry lately – check this one out – we Canadians now call on you to exercise some judgment in the Rob Ford case. It likely means that we are stuck with him in perpetuity, of course, but just think of it as a Thanksgiving gift from us to you.
Oh, and I’ve added my band’s video at the bottom. If quoting your own law doesn’t convince you to bar this creep, maybe some catchy punk rock will.
J. Warren Kinsella, LL.B