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多伦多市长候选人的性丑闻引出的英语和历史知识
米娅 2010年2月11日 23:06:30

"There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation." 这句话在最近关于多伦多市长候选人Adam Giambrone(已退出竞选)的性丑闻,有人用到这句话表明自己认为他的私人生活不影响他的竞选。

我查了一下出处,竟然查出一段加拿大历史来。下文摘自:http://archives.cbc.ca/politics/rights_freedoms/dossier/538/

Topic spans: 1967 - 1970 标题跨度 1967 - 1970 
Trudeau's Omnibus Bill: Challenging Canadian Taboos  
Trudeau的混合法案挑战加拿大人禁忌

"There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation." Those unforgettable words made famous by Pierre Trudeau in 1967 caused a tidal wave of controversy(论战) that rippled(ripple vi 在…上形成波痕) across the entire nation. Trudeau's Omnibus Bill brought issues like abortion, homosexuality and divorce law to the forefront for the first time, changing the political and social landscape in Canada forever.

“在公民的卧室里发生的事情和这个国家无关。” 这句因Pierre Trudeau在1967年让人难以忘记的话在整个国家带来了一场论战。 Trudeau的混合法案第一次对堕胎、同性恋、离婚法律带来了挑战,永久的改变了整个加拿大的政治和社会景观。 

下面名词解释来自: http://dictionary.cambridge.org 
state noun (COUNTRY)
/steɪt/ n

• [C or U] a country or its government
The drought is worst in the central African states.
Britain is one of the member states of the European Union.
The government was determined to reduce the number of state-owned industries.
Some theatres receive a small amount of funding from the state.
formal His diary included comments on affairs/matters of state (= information about government activities).
• [C] a part of a large country with its own government, such as in

Germany, Australia or the US
Alaska is the largest state in the US.
Representatives are elected from each state.

nation noun
/ˈneɪ.ʃən/ n

• [C] a country, especially when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, traditions, etc
All the nations of the world will be represented at the conference.
The Germans, as a nation, are often thought to be well organized.
Practically the whole nation watched the ceremony on television.

• [S] a large group of people of the same race who share the same language, traditions and history, but who might not all live in one area
the Navajo nation

        接下来有人要求这个现任TTC主席的Adam Giambrone辞去主席职位,市长发言为他辩护。有人发帖说两个人都没资格人公职,但也有人应用了另一句话来支持市长: He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her (让没有罪的人扔第一块石头)。这句话来自圣经故事。详见下文(摘自: http://www.answers.com/topic/let-him-who-is-without-sin-cast-the-first-stone):

According to the Gospel(〈圣经·新约〉福音书) of John(约翰), the Pharisees(法利赛人), in an attempt to discredit Jesus, brought a woman charged with adultery before him. Then they reminded Jesus that adultery was punishable by stoning under Mosaic law(摩西律法) and challenged him to judge the woman so that they might then accuse him of disobeying the law. Jesus thought for a moment and then replied, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.” The people crowded around him were so touched by their own consciences that they departed. When Jesus found himself alone with the woman, he asked her who were her accusers(原告). She replied, “No man, lord.” Jesus then said, “Neither do I condemn thee(你): go and sin no more.”   


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