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Sunday, March 27, 2011
The New Democracy
The New Democracy is the same as the old democracy only in the US they are trying to come up with new names for it. Some refer to it as Libertarian others refer to it as constitutionalists. Those who really do support the US constitution not just play lip service to it.
Back in the day, the founding fathers of the US constitution made reference to the establishment of a republican government. Obviously they were not talking about George Bush or the modern republican political party. They were talking about the establishment of a free republic governed by the people much like Maximus and Marcus Aurelius wanted to establish in the movie Gladiator.
With all the bizarre drama we are seeing from the neo con movement I just wanted to be clear about what democracy really is and Stephen Harper is not it. My democracy includes social justice. I support public health care. That doesn't make me a Communist. Although Libertarians want less government, I personally think some programs should be publicly owned so they are publicly accountable. Privatizing everything only circumvents public accountability with disastrous results like with Enron.
Someone recently asked me what happened to the gangsters out blog saying it's turned into politicians out. Yeah I just wanted to vent about the gangsters in Ottawa for a bit since they are screwing us royally.
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Once more the Canadian government and the US government are two very seperate and different beasts. However your blogs have become very near sighted and lack supporting evidence.ReplyDelete
There are similarities between the US and Canada. The US Constitution is a blueprint. Some claim our Charter of Rights is flawed because it doesn’t include property rights. I think our Charter of Rights is a step forward. Near sighted lacking supportive evidence? How about the supporting evidence that Stephen Harper tried to bribe Chuck Cadman with an insurance fraud scam?ReplyDelete
Supporting evidence?? I don't think that someone's claims regarding a conversation they weren't party to can be regarded as supporting evidence. Thats what's refered to as "hearsay" in legal speak.ReplyDelete
The bribe you are refering to is an aligation that was not even investigated. Thats not supporting evidence at all.
There was a tape involved as well. It’s impossible to pursue charges for the bribe allegation because Chuck Cadman is dead. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. In my opinion, the testimony of two witnesses has merit.ReplyDelete