Friday, 9 August 2013

A conservative Canada would be a light to the nations.

Pass the torch from the Liberty Statue to the Beaver.  You'll be waiting till the cows come home for someone else to stand up and be your hero.

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

What does free mean?

"If you care about improving peoples' lives, then you ... care about economic freedom.
You will care about secure property rights, impartial rule of law, freedom to trade, a currency that keeps its value and government that stays small relative to the size of your economy."

We do a little bit of all of it now and stand better than many in the world.  Why settle for a small cheap vision?   Make the Loony a sounder currency than the Swiss Franc.    Replace red tape that stifles initiatives with blue tape that corrects course.   The right of two people to shake hands to make a deal would be considered the norm and defended vigorously.  Close the Human Rights Tribunal and the CRTC and allow law and the power of contract to do its job.  CBC would exist but funded by its subscribers and advertisers.

Footnote: The quoted poem by Lazarus is on a bronze plaque near the base of the Statue of Liberty.

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