Monthly Archives: December 2013

Proportional Representation is Not a Panacea


Proportional Representation is Not a Panacea. One blogger, commenting on Michael Chong’s new Reform Act seems to think that it is. This was my response to his assertion. I agree that Proportional Representation (PR) would be a good thing for … Continue reading

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Jesus Gave Us Democracy


Jesus was a bit of a revolutionary. The first evidence that give in my statement that Jesus gave us Democracy is the fact that it was in the Christian West that produced our modern Democracy. I am going to show … Continue reading

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Parallel Christmases


We are 1 day from Christmas eve and the stores are rife with Christmas shopper out to make the perfect Christmas purchases; indeed we are living in parallel Christmases. I am a Christian and therefore I am acutely aware that … Continue reading

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And the Truth Shall Set You Free


Truth, Where Has it Fled Without becoming preachy here, there is a scripture in the Bible that states a Truth, “and the truth shall make you free”. Few today even contemplate the idea of Truth, and in our chaotic times … Continue reading

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The Taxation Boiling Pot


You are a lobster and you are sitting at the bottom of a large pot, with all your fellow Canadians, feeling rather trapped now. You have already had taxes added to you to pay for past debts, and public services, … Continue reading

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Michael Chong is a Democratic Hero


Michael Chong is a Democratic Hero. He has proposed legislation that would limit the power of all party leaders, and particularly a Prime Minister as well. In grassroots politics we tend to only focus on bashing the politicians that are … Continue reading

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This Is What You Get When You Have Real Democracy


In my last post I wrote about how I believed that the Swiss System of Direct Democracy was the best Democracy on the planet, and I would add perhaps in the history of the planet as well. In the last … Continue reading

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