"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

Saturday 31 October 2015


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What a sad mess of representatives we have throughout all parties and levels of government. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 31 October 2015 at 15:50

People  we have in government are a reflection of people out of government. 

It's a two way street. Political parties spend time studying the electorate to determine issues of concern.Like a scientist studies ants. Election  platforms are built to appeal to the base.

Like with the niqab issue. 

We can't be sure who set that one up. We were told Conservatives had determined,using public money, Muslim cover-up  was a hot button issue in Quebec. 

It brought downTom Mulcair's numbers in Quebec. So the NDP were unlikely the evil genius. 

We know  it didn't help Mr Harper in the Muslim community. 

It's a stretch to think it was a Liberal strategy. 

Someone  had to come along at precisely the right moment, willing to put up the money and go to court for the issue to have the impact it did when it did.

Can we ever know for sure? 

I come back to my original theory .
The writing was on the wall. 
Over all the years he had authority as Prime Minister, Mr. Harper himself was removing the floor beneath his feet plank by plank. By the time he realized and tried to remediate,it was way too late.

The Senate scandal was the last puzzle piece to fall into place. 

When the big wind blows, who gets elected doesn't matter a hill of beans. 
The determining factor is who doesn't.

It doesn't have to be right.
It doesn't have to be wrong. 
It just is.

Somebody else gets a shot 

If Justin Trudeau messes up, the same will  happen to him. 


Anonymous said...

A few days ago the Globe had a list of demands for the new gov't. They are going to have to make up
some ground before attention is paid given that they endorsed another party. There has not been a single
word written about that little detail.

Anonymous said...

Alison had an interesting column in the Auroran about how the numbers work in the election. It makes you look at it differently.

Anonymous said...

Now maybe we can focus on the Liberals in our own backyard. They need to go too and there is no
real opposition working toward the next election