With a new poll out today in Canada by Ipsos Reid putting the NDP socialist in top spot ahead of the Conservatives and the Liberals, it’s looking like George Washington’s thoughts that political parties would tear the country apart is right. He said when he left office that political parties would be the downfall of his (USA) country. His words are now ringing true for Canada with a battle shaping up that will pit province against province. NDP’s Mulcair has already started the battle with is anti oil sands stance against Alberta. And with this battle just beginning, crazy as it may seem, the big topic in Alberta is the drinking consumption is being reduced to .05% from .08%. Who cares if the crazy socialist from Quebec take power in Canada just as long as they can have a drink after work and drive home. Maybe Albertans have just got to fat and complacent to see their future.
Another quote from George that use to personify what Albertan’s were all about is,
“A people… who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything“.
This quote doesn’t apply now.The majorlty of Albertans as other parts of Canada have drifted away from taking care of themselves and have latched onto the government to solve all their problems flocking to the political party that will give them the most, which brings me to another of Georges quotes:
“”However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
I hope that Albertans that value their freedoms start to put the same emphasize on preserving it as they do about driving over .05% after they have had a glass of alcoholic beverage. The way their allowing the social state to advance, alcohol will be banned altogether, so who cares about the .05% law..
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