Surviving a Destructive Elite

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by John Thompson.

‘For civilization is not something inborn or imperishable; it must be acquired anew by every generation, and any serious interruption in its financing or its transmission may bring it to an end.’ Survinging the Elite

Will Durant

Time For Tories To Drop Incrementalism

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Gerry Nicholls

National Post Tuesday, October 21, 2008

With Stephane Dion shuffling off the political stage, the Conservative government must now come to grips with a new enemy. And I am not talking about Bob Rae or Margaret Atwood or a hostile left-wing media. The new enemy for the Conservatives is time; simply put they are running out of it.

Realistically speaking the Conservatives will be able to effectively govern this country for perhaps one more year. After that a revitalized Liberal party led by a shiny new leader, whose name isn’t Stephane Dion, will start to gum up the government’s Parliamentary agenda and perhaps even force an election. And because the Conservatives are running out of time, they have no choice but to abandon the grand political strategy they have been employing for the past two and half years.

This strategy is usually referred to as “incrementalism.” The chief proponent of incrementalism is former Conservative campaign manager Tom Flanagan and it’s essentially based on the idea that the Canadian public doesn’t really like conservative ideas or conservative polices. Continue Reading »

Conrad Black On Harper

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Conrad Black: Harper’s future is an opportunity waiting to be grasped
Posted: October 18, 2008, 9:33 AM by Kelly McParland in National Post

Stephen Harper has been rather unfairly panned for calling a mid-term election to try to get a parliamentary majority and falling short. But the government gained 17 MPs, extended its lead over the official opposition from 32 MPs to 67, and should be safe for four years. It would then become only the second two-term Conservative government since that of Sir John Macdonald, who died in office in 1891. I discount Sir Robert Borden because he was effectively leading a war-time coalition in 1917. Continue Reading »

Tories Lose

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The following lists the factors that denied the Harper Tories a majority despite facing the weakest lineup of opposition leaders in recent memory.

1. They played Liberal identity politics with a vengeance. Tribal/religious/territorial payoffs, apologies, pandering, appeasement to Chinese, Punjabis, Aboriginals, Sikhs, Quebecois, etc. What about Canada? The vast majority of Canadians are united in the conviction that laws, regulations and programmes should treat all Canadians to whom they apply equally. (See Spicer Commission Report, among many others) Continue Reading »

Repeal Hate Speech Law

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Conservative Party votes “overwhelmingly” to repeal hate speech law
By Ezra Levant on November 14, 2008 11:28 PM

According to reports from the Conservative Party’s convention in Winnipeg, Resolution P-203 — repealing section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the “hate speech” provision — passed “overwhelmingly”. The vote was in a policy plenary session. Continue Reading »

Gun Bans Don’t Prevent Murder

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Gun Bans Don’t Prevent Murder Lorne Gunter, National Post Published: Monday, October 27, 2008

There is no one more persistent than a liberal with a bad idea. He knows his intellectual and moral superiority make him infallible, so he easily convinces himself there is nothing wrong with his idea; it is the world that is mistaken.

Even the facts cannot be the facts when they disagree with his idea. So he forges ahead against all reason, attempting to remake the world until it accepts he was correct all along. read more

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An Open Letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty

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July 16, 2008

What do Ontario Members of the Provincial Parliament Stand For?

A Question of the life and death of Freedom in Ontario and in Canada

Mr. Premier, – Regarding the newly introduced procedures of the Ontario Human Rights tribunal system, there are very serious problems you, your government and this legislature seem to have entirely overlooked. Essentially, you have placed designated minorities in a position to override every traditional principle of fundamental justice in the English speaking world. Continue Reading »

Fixed Terms

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Did you ever see a law sneak so speedily through Parliament as Bill C-16 – the law fixing election dates at four year intervals from October 2009 onward? This in spite of the Conservative Party of Canada’s written Policy #10 – “Electoral Reform”, which avows, “A national referendum will be held prior to implementing any electoral reform proposal.” Fixed election dates are one of the several electoral reforms specified in Policy #10.

Fixed-Date elections are just about as bad an idea for Canada as Proportional Representation. Both are socialist wet dreams. We have already lost enough of our rights to Euro-US style republicanism, e.g. the Charter, loss of caucus-elected party leaders, growth of US-style PMO. We have a long climb back to regain the personal freedoms assured us under the governance of a British-style parliamentary system and don’t need to dig the hole any deeper.

The British took centuries to evolve the brilliant system whereby a party could control the institutions of government for only a maximum of five years. Initially, no end date for a Parliament was specified since it was called at the pleasure of the King. But, when the king lost his head, and after republicans ruled a dictatorship without a Parliament, the next Parliament went on for more than eighteen years! Too long, everyone agreed. So they tried seven years, then four, then settled on five as the optimum. Continue Reading »

Electoral Reform

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The socialist hordes are already beating the drums and parading in favour of Proportional Representation in Ontario.

After every Canadian election there are more or less strident howls for electoral reform because some candidates have been elected without the support of the majority of voters in their ridings. The howlers are right one of the fundamental principles of the system on which our country’s governance is based is that the representative of a riding in the Parliament should be supported by a majority of his/her neighbours. This fundamental principle goes back more than a thousand years to the Norse and Saxon Things and Moots that guided the evolution of our British-style parliamentary democracy. The multiplicity of parties in modern times has meant that only about one-third of candidates are elected with a majority these days.

The usual suspects favour some form of distributing seats to parties according to the proportion of votes received by each party. It is bad idea. Proportional representation is the antithesis of the democratic, representative, parliamentary system. Those who propose it either ignore or favour the fact that proportional representation elects party representatives, not citizens’ representatives. It takes the last element of control away from citizens and puts total control of the members of Parliament in the hands of party big shots. Continue Reading »

The Role of Government in Socialism

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From: Charles Conn To: M.E. Date: Friday, March 14, 2003 1:25 PM Subject: Re: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN SOCIALISM on 3/13/03 1:15 PM, M.E. wrote:

I need this information for my school paper

Please help ASAP

thank you

Dear M.E.,

My ideas on governance are expressed in detail in my book “Personalism V. Socialism”. It can purchased either by downloading an electronic version, or by purchasing a hard copy, from Authorhouse

‘Way back at the dawn of time, when people began living together in groups in caves, governments were invented to do the things that couldn’t be done as well or at all by individuals and/or families. The original and basic idea of government was that the people in positions of authority were supposed to serve, support and obey the wishes of the people of the community who chose and paid them. Personal authority was ceded by individuals and families to “governments” in the expectation that those “governments” would better serve the personal interests of those individuals and families. Continue Reading »

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