Category Archives: Learning about Democracy

It’s a Matter of Power – Whose


Many years ago, I had a  conversation/debate with an old Social Creditor in Alberta, about power. The Social Credit Party at the time believed that the then opposition against Nuclear Power was promoted by Russia, in other words a communist … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Ain’t You Hurtin Enough Yet?


There was this stranger that went up to a hillbilly’s house to speak to the old hillbilly on the porch. As they were speaking an old hound dawg whimpered and quiverred on its back leg. The Stranger noticed it, but … Continue reading

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The Question that Shouts Out from the Silence of the Page


Here is a chart from Statistics Canada. It represents Canada’s debt from the time of Confederation until 2008. As you can see, Canada’s debt lay flat many years and quite suddenly a curve developed and it seemed like the line … Continue reading

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The Party System – An Illusion of a Democracy


Essential Knowledge Needed to Grow a Democracy part 9 Not My Idea of a Party How many times have we seen where there is a big vote in Parliament, or a legislature, and heard the leaders of the parties , … Continue reading

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