"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday 7 July 2013

The Choice is Yours

Creation  or Evolution.

Adam and Eve are a stretch. Especially since Eve got all the blame and punishment

Adam might have been first but what a wimp he turned out to be.  It's probably why The Lord had to take a second crack at it  with a rib to get it right.      

It's hard to believe the wonders of the animal world, including ourselves and giraffes , all came from a single cell dividing itself deep withion the ooze of life beginning. 

Where did the ooze come from? Everything points to earth being rock . a hard crust, with a molten core.

A third   alternative  being posited is that we started off as creatures from another planet. It's distant and obscure  but intriguing nevertheless. 

So we have  three choices. 

We always have choice.

When it comes right down to it, choice is a matter of personal judgement. 

We can choose to believe Stephen Harper's  avowed  denial  of  Nigel Wright's decision to give Mike Duffy  a present of $90,000  from his own personal resources. 

Or we can choose  not .

We are not  saying the truth is not being told. We are simply choosing not  to believe the account we are  given. 

I did not believe Mr. Harper when he said it the first time. No matter how oft-repeated  I still do not believe.,

The story is simply not credible 

A Leader who does not accept responsibility is not a Leader. 

Even if  Nigel Wright could so easily be separated from ninety thousand dollars of his own resources to cover someone else's ass , the Prime Minister is still responsible for the choice he made for  Chief of Staff .

Stephen Harper  knows no more about politics than Mike Duffy. Or Pamela Wallin. Or any of the rest chosen as nominees. because of the color of their skin, their  religion. sex or sexual proclivity or high profile for any other reason but proven ability. 

They don't  even know what they don't know  and need  to learn. 

It's a tremendous show of disrespect to  the people they are sworn to serve. 

Any one of the extraneous factors  listed above might help a candidate get  elected.

It may  even lead them to believe  election is  all that matters. 

It's not. 

The relationship between the electorate and the elected  is personal. It needs to be  carefully constructed ,stone upon stone. Each one lovingly placed. 

No shortcuts.

Mis-steps  require  it be done right  the second time. 

It can't  be faked or fudged. 

But it can be well and trully fuddle-duddled up. 

It  will not stand  in good stead in that circumstance. 

The  corrupt sponsorship inquiry did not reflect on Jean Chretien. He was  already gone. 

Paul Martin bore the brunt but was not responsible. 

Stephen Harper's mis -steps are epic. They have not been subtle. 

We have seen the numbers grow over the years but the whole story is yet to be told. 

" Fasten  your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride ''

Once the police  fasten their teeth onto something, they do not let go 

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