Article: POLITICAL POINTS -Name of article:#NationalStopHarperDay trends on Twitter-Author:Andy Radia
My Comment: Last election I proposed to Roy Green ( Syndicated AM Radio Host) that Canadians across the country should pool their resources and their time to get each of the Federal major political party leaders unelected. Why unelected? Because if we ( the Canadian People ) would dump each of the leaders in their own ridings it would be a statement that we are sick to death of their fighting, and not co-operating, and not listening to the people of Canada. We couldn’t defeat all MP’s, but pooling contributions and time campaigning we could defeat the leaders. Besides, as one Newfoundland fisher recently said, “the rot on the fish starts from the head”.
A reply to an ernest comment: It is the slap that is so necessary. If the 3 major Party leaders were all dumped at once it would send a message that we, the Canadian people, are sick to death of their political games. We want Parliament, and our representatives to represent us, and reflect our wishes.
CBC Cross Security
Both freedom and rights are not guaranteed and are in constant flux. We may say that we are willing to give up some of our freedoms for security today, but down the road as leaders feel more emboldened to take more freedom and as our freedoms get ever chipped away, what freedoms of our grandchildren are we willing to give away for a little security to ourselves today. Quoting Lord Acton, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Quoting Jefferson “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty”.
A Globe and Mail Article: David Suzuki: Our principles should transcend political power
I would suggest to Mr. Suzuki that the Party System makes it appear that we have a democracy, when in fact, the self interest of parties usually is actually anti-democratic. This may seem a bold or fanatical statement, however, if you do the political math you might also come to the same conclusion. Democracy is when representatives vie for your votes, they set forward their vision of what they will do for you and the voters choose which of the visions that most represents their wishes by their vote. Then it is the responsibility of the Representative to represent the wishes of their constituents after the election.
The Party interferes with that relationship, causing the representative to owe his/her allegiance to the Party, and not to the constituents that voted for the representative. It is a breaking of the trust between the voters and the Representatives. I would suggest that we voters break the back of the Party System by voting for Independents, whose allegiance is more likely to his/her voters and not to a dictating party.
Other Issues: Justin Trudeau gets into hot water for taking a $20,000 fee for a charity speaking engagement. The Barrie Advance Newspaper revealed that one of the people that launched the complaint of Trudeau being paid was a well-positioned Conservative. In other words, while hiding in a New Brunswick bush a Conservative made the complaint about Trudeau. The husband of the woman who made the complaint was on the executive of the local riding association (I can see a bonus under the Christmas tree of the conspiring couple).
And still maintaining there constant low, the PMO took up the cause and made an issue of it, and the PM himself in the Emerald Island took snipes at Trudeau for taking fees as a speaker, while an MP. Not mentioning, most of the speaking engagements were before Trudeau was an MP. But who is going to care about points of fact when arrows are being fired around.
2 points. 1. If the PMO was involved in this, this badmouthing was brought to you courtesy of your tax dollars. You paid for this gossip and slander. 2. The information sent to the Toronto Star, was sent by the Conservatives, but the Star was given the information with the provision that they didn’t tell who the source was, the Conservatives. Our friendly neighbourhood Toronto Star was spun, and the Star fed us a lie.
In case you are thinking that I am a Trudeau fan, nah, I can’t think of anyone that I can think of the deserves being paid $20 though for speaking for an hour.
- Tory attacks on Trudeau boomerang, raise questions about PMO involvement (calgaryherald.com)
The Party System – An Illusion of Democracy https://pushinback.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/the-party-system-an-illusion-of-a-democracy-9/