Never, in my life, have I regretted a vote…until now. This guy is an idiot and by believing his bullshit, I’m an idiot as well. The difference between the two of us is, I have learned from my mistake and there isn’t a snowflake’s chance, in hell, that I will vote Liberal, next election. I checked to see who supported the M-103 motion, a useless waste of government time and money, and what did I find? All the Liberals had their spines removed when Mr. Sunny Ways took office.
M-103 could have been used to strengthen our freedoms by re-wording and improving the context but noooo, that would have required thought and consideration. It would have required “a set” and apparently, there isn’t a functioning “set” within the entire Liberal party.
Religion must be struck from government, it is, essential, in light of our diversity, that no religion be given special privilege over rules of law. I don’t care if it is Christian, Jewish, Muslim or freaking Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. And yes, I believe the cross should be removed from the Québec legislature and replaced with something that is representative of our collective history – a wood carving of voyageurs, perhaps greeting Aboriginals but NO crucifix.
The church didn’t found our province, in fact, it operated to our detriment, as a society, for centuries. We should learn from how we were subjugated and not welcome attempts to repeat religion taking precedence over law.
I hate religion – I hate all religions. I see no benefit aside from assuaging fears and instilling a false sense of superiority to followers. It enriches the few, while enslaving the many.
I am not Islamaphobic, I am not an anti-Semite nor do I mistrust people from other countries. I am completely against any proposed change to accommodate religion. We have our laws; if those laws are not to someone’s liking? Well, that really is too bad. Perhaps Canada is not the place for them. I have no qualms about welcoming a hijab, a yarmulke, a dastaar/pagṛi anymore than I have qualms about people who pierce, tattoo or brand – that’s a personal choice and does not impact on Canadian society. The burqa and its sisters, however, are a completely different thing; it portrays an insulting message to men, regarding their inability to control themselves, sexually. It hides the identity of a Canadian. It is an insult to our society which promotes gender equality. No one has the right to demand to be served by a specific gender. No one has the right to shroud their identity when demanding a public service, paid for by Canadians. We ask, only, that people respect our culture and our rules. Bottom line – we didn’t force anyone to come to our country; they came of their own volition.
I welcome true refugees but with caution; without correct vetting, Canadian – all Canadians, are placed in potential danger. How many war criminals have been found within our borders? How many violators of human rights have made it into our society? It isn’t about religion, it isn’t about global regions – we have, operating members of the Bratva in our country, we have Asian Triads, Middle Eastern gangsters; we import gang members because, apparently, we don’t have enough of our own homegrown ones.
We all have to assume that there are some pretty handsome pay-offs in our Immigration departments.
I will always fight, in whatever way I can, for freedom. Canada has freedom firmly entrenched in its culture but that freedom is under attack and unless we start standing up to special interest groups and bring that idiot in Ottawa to heel, our freedom is threatened. You are, absolutely, entitled to your religion, to your culture however, you are not entitled to force your cultural beliefs on Canadian society.
I don’t blame the special interest groups – they follow the money, they follow their agenda; I blame the government for not having the backbone to stand up for our present culture. Freedom of religion also means freedom from religion. Keep it at home. Keep it in your churches, your temples, your mosques, your various houses of worship; it has no place in our rules of law, it has no place in our public services, whether healthcare or riding a bus. You want the privileges we have created and funded? Then, take responsibility and understand the country, you chose to adopt. The country didn’t choose you. Understand this fundamental difference and we’ll all get along, just fine.
Oh and Prime Minister No-No? You didn’t even have the balls to call La Meute a pack of dogs…you alluded…you played to the Muslim audience, knowing full well, the implication regarding dogs and Islam. You chose to ignore Canadians, yet again; dogs, in our culture, are viewed as beloved family members, loyal and protecting. Perhaps you can learn something from that.