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Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you.

All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty.

By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.

When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people.

Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control.

Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial.

Here in Canada, in the Western world, we are inside the walls. Outside the walls are the barbarians.

In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.

It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World.

Only a free West can help the prisoners of today's left- and right-wing dictatorships.

The same liberty that protects me also protects members of the Mafia.

The world today is divided into the free and the enslaved.

They are feeding the world that will devour them and their children.

Totalitarianism is feudalism in the twelfth century sense of the word.

Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.

I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas.

It did not occur to us that the Marxists' solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not the ideology of theirs that will cure them.

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.