Saturday, December 17, 2005

More Reasons to Trust the Government. Ha!

The US government is legally collecting illegal taxes. (?WTF?)

Someone bursts into your home. You shoot to protect your family. You go to death row. It is all in the name of the war on drugs. Classy.

2 Comments:

At Mon Dec 19, 03:20:00 PM 2005, Blogger Robert said...

America is the “land of the free” no longer. So, how’s the political weather up there? Don't you and your countrymen sacrifice economic freedom for social liberty? I can’t say which is worse…mild socialism or ever-increasing authoritarianism.

 
At Mon Dec 19, 10:31:00 PM 2005, Blogger Apesnake said...

We are in a very strange situation as I see it. We have a governing party that is so tainted by corruption that when the opposition party referred to them as organized crime, the Mafia and the Hells Angels got offended. Unfortunately the current Prime Minister is relatively untainted and has managed to undo much of the economic insanity of the Trudeau era where the former, supposedly conservative government failed. It would certainly make things easier if the corruption had reached the current administration and we could have sent a clear message.

The current "conservative" government is championing many of the mistakes of the Republican Party (courting the religion industry and wanting to "get tough" on the war on drugs (which will no doubt escalate the war on privacy). Social conservatism don't sell too well in much of the country and with the historically high unemployment dropping to 30 year lows, they are going to have to come up with an issue fast.

So we have an interesting choice ahead on January 23rd. We can throw away our chance to send a message to the ruling party for a level of corruption which, while a small portion of the over all budget, was perpetrated with what can only be described as a truly unfathomable hatred and contempt for Canadians. Some of these people were handing cash kick backs around in paper bags and are still laughing at us. The former Prime Minister has treated the whole thing as a big joke. Sending this message means that we throw out a government that is actually letting our economy grow and repair itself for the first time in decades, while defending civil liberties.

Or maybe we can embrace the New Democratic Party which has told us that the views of one of its members who loves Hugo Chavez and Castro do not "necessarily" represent the party's position (a useful clarification though not an out right denial).

Not living in Quebec I am unable to vote for the separatist Bloc Québécois but there is always the Natural Law party with it's platform of transcendental meditation and "Yogic Flying".

Current polls seem to say that Canadians are willing to 'assume the position' as it were and give the Liberals preference over the Pat Robertson's of the north. Though if the new year's election does not give the Liberals a majority we will be doing it all again in a few months.

 

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