Fear and Loathing at Stephen’s House – Part 3: Bill C-51

This law is unnecessary.

Statistically, it’s unlikely one’s physical safety would ever be directly affected by terrorism within this beautiful country.  We are a good, ethical nation that has grown to be one of the most peaceful and respectable nations in the world.  We gained our independence rather peacefully; aside for a few transgressions; and we carried that aura of correct behavior into today.

We are an honorable nation that only responds with military force when it is our moral obligation to do so.

We’re not the United States, post 9-11.  We’re a great nation that has preserved Canadian values throughout a rather valueless and dark time experienced by much of the rest of the world.

That peaceful ride was truly thanks to the Conservative Party of Canada’s excellent governing during a time when everyone was scared. This is most especially true in regard to the appropriate development and deployments of our military; involved in operations we had a moral responsibility to be a part of.

We’re not a scared nation anymore, though. We have a significant percentage of our generation trained to defend our country; and a hell of a lot more of us ready and willing should the situation ever present itself.

Canada has built one of the greatest modern military in the world.

Our team is among the best.

We don’t need this bill to protect our country.  We’re orders of magnitude safer than we were before.

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Sure.. a few bad guys may occasionally slip into our bubble; influenced by one of the terrorism countries.

It may seem scary.

But it’s statistically unlikely.

The one irrefutable fact that this administration cannot fathom acknowledging is the following thing:

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The bill is too vague.  

Period.

Full Stop.

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Our generation grew up with Jon Stewart.

We’re not accepting any of this nouveau-homage to the Patriot Act nonsense.

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NOTE:  Blues and Reds (both) supported Bill C-51

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PART 4
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Fear and Loathing at Stephen’s House – Part 2: Operation Un-Elect Stephen Harper

“This is the election where we will get our country back.”

– Elizabeth May (MACLEAN’S National Leaders Debate 2015)

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This is the most important election of your life.

Some people think voting doesn’t matter. Those people are wrong. Young Canadians need to show up this time. It’s up to each of you to take twenty minutes out of your day and choose to vote for any party.

Just show up.

Matter. As a person. As a citizen lucky enough to have been born in this wonderful country.

It’s okay if you don’t follow politics. It’s okay. Most of us don’t. But we all have ideas about how we’d do things; things that future generations need. We need to leave our country a better place than it was when we got here.

We’ve had the same Prime Minister for a decade. A lot has changed in that decade.

How old are you now? 25? 40?

Does it matter?

Go get educated on the issues that affect you; even if it’s only one issue you feel strongly about.

Choose that; and vote for it.

Do it because it’s your right to do so as a Canadian Citizen. Do it because the laws that get passed; and the economic decisions that get made over the next four years – will affect you. They will affect your life; and the lives of your grandchildren.

So go vote. Millions of people have died to defend your right to choose your own government; to choose the present and future situation of the country you are fortunate enough to live in.

It’s time for a new approach and I think most of us side with any party that doesn’t include Stephen Harper. Most of us want Harper to fade into history (as a villain with a large pension) and be presented with a new guy.

Anybody but Harper.

The unfortunate reality is that more of you may show up; but some of you will vote for Trudeau and some of you will vote for Mulcair. Which isn’t inherently wrong… it’s simply non-strategic if we all want a non-Harper government.

Harper doesn’t need half of the votes; he just needs more of them than the party you want to win.

Despite the fact that most of us disagree with his policies; we can’t let the minor differences in the other three parties divide us. We need to ensure we all vote for the same leader together. A leader that isn’t Stephen Harper.

We need to vote in a majority government that leaves a broken and bruised Conservative party as neither the government, nor the official opposition, of this beautiful country.

That being said – it is my opinion that the most qualified person to lead Canada for the next four years is Thomas Mulcair.

Sorry J.T.

Maybe next time.

Mr. Jack Layton was the right guy last time; but our generation didn’t show up.

They didn’t think it mattered.

Look what you’ve done! Eligible voters of the last election that didn’t vote!

Damn you!

Shame on you.

Go vote.

Vote for anybody.

Just show up.

Please vote.

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Toodles.

J.G. Oblivious

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PART 3
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