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That was a good week!

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Last week got off to a great start when the United Conservative Party of Alberta ended the NDP’s four-year ideological rampage that promised, among other problematic certainties, a future of massive debt for our offspring and ever increasing uncertainty as to who or what is male or female, or neither. More on that next week.

And then last weekend, Christians celebrated what is for them, and is arguably for the whole world, events of infinitely more importance than any election, the pivotal events in human history, namely the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

It is one of the most widely attested-to series of events in what we call “ancient history”. And the events are all quite provable by generally accepted standards of courtroom evidence.There were dozens of witnesses to Jesus’ crucifixion and death, and hundreds more who testified to having personally seen him, very much alive, in numerous locations, and on numerous occasions, in the six weeks following his death and burial.

And why would they make up such a story? Rather than having any sort of self-serving upside to making their claim, for most of the witnesses, their unwillingness to renounce their testimony led to their execution.

Christ’s followers were made outcasts, and then thrown to wild animals, or crucified, or beheaded, or burned to death. And yet there is no record of any of them ever saying that they had made up the resurrection story. Many people have died for what they believed to be true; no one will die for what they know is a lie.

So there’s nothing about the Easter story itself that requires faith. (The scientific evidence suggests that our universe appeared, out of nothing, a far bigger miracle as far as nature is concerned.)

The only point at which a step of faith becomes necessary is when deciding whether the events of Good Friday and Easter are relevant for me, and for you. Over nearly 2000 years, billions of people have discovered that they are.

I’m Dave Reesor

 

 

 

 

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Two Reasons to Not Vote NDP.

dwr.jpgRachel Notley and the NDP came to power in in Alberta four years ago. Here’s why we can’t allow them to have another four years.

  1. The NDP inherited a mess in 2015, mostly caused by a collapse in world oil prices, and also the wild spending Progressivists in the former government. But while the petroleum industries in other jurisdictions around the world have long since recovered, Alberta’s continues to bleed investment and jobs due to the NDPs anti-business policies. Don’t believe Rachel Notley’s “fighting for pipelines” rhetoric. In fact, as recently as a couple of months ago, Rachel Notley hired another oil industry hating activist as an advisor to her government. Until her phony recent “conversion”, she’s always fought against Alberta’s petroleum industry. Under an NDP government, investment,and jobs will continue to go elsewhere, and, as used to be the case in Saskatchewan, Alberta’s youth will get luggage sets for graduation.
  2. The NDP promised a balanced budget this year, and instead we are again facing a huge deficit, or annual shortfall, which will bring Alberta’s accumulated debt to nearly $50 billion. Almost all of that debt was accumulated under the NDP. Another four years of Rachel Notley and the NDP, and Albertans are facing a provincial debt of nearly $100 billion.Who will pay for it?

I’ve had this conversation with most of my grandchildren, and you might want to have the conversation with your children and grandchildren, because they’re the ones that are going to pay for Alberta’s debt.

Use this post if you wish.

You young people should know that $100 billion is $25,000 for every person in Alberta. But older people that are out of the workplace, like me, and even people in the later stages of their career, will not be around to pay that debt. It’s young people like you that will be responsible for our share of the debt as well as yours, so at the end of another four years of the NDP, your share will be closer to $30,000 to $40,000. That’s a degree, or a brand-new car, or a down payment on a house.

Young people have compassion for those that need help, and that’s a very good thing. But when taxes go pay interest on government debt, the money cannot go to help the needy; instead it goes to banks, and other lenders.

PT and CastroWhen a government’s debt gets out of control, here’s what happens. Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau (Justin’s father is on the right, his buddy Fidel Castro, a communist dictator, on the left), began putting Canada into serious debt in the late 1960s, borrowing as if money grew on trees. No government in the following 25 years tried to stop it, and by the mid-1990s, or 25 years ago, nearly 40%, or 40 cents of every dollar raised in taxes went to paying interest on the debt, instead of being available for social programs. Finally, when Canada was about to go bankrupt, a Canadian government stopped reckless spending and started paying off the debt.

Now, 25 years later, Justin Trudeau is following in his father’s footsteps and borrowing Canada back into more debt, something he promised not to do, and something for you to remember this October when we have a federal election.

But Rachel Notley is doing exactly the same thing to Alberta’s finances and to your future. There’s an election tomorrow, and you need to think carefully about how you vote. Because federally or provincially, it’s about your debt, and your future.

Today, the day before the election, I’m happy to report that most of my grandchildren have voted, (the 16 year old is ticked off because 16 year olds can’t vote), and they voted for change,

I’m Dave Reesor

 

 

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Alberta Election: CULTURE

dwr.jpgThere are two fundamental issues that Albertans must consider before Alberta’s election on April 16; issues about which we must think carefully, courageously, and completely. And when we’re thinking, we always need to start with facts, then think, then allow emotion, and then, speak, or act/vote.

The first issue is; where are Alberta (and Western Society) headed, culturally speaking?

The second is; where is Alberta headed economically?

This week; CULTURE. A few months ago we heard that 17 young people, in one school, in England, most of them autistic, were being groomed to change their gender, which could ultimately include having their genitals surgically altered. Parents were not to be told. Follow this link. Many child psychologists and researchers say that it’s child abuse, and it’s currently legal in Alberta.

In our radicalized sexual identity culture, some activist clinicians are recommending that little girls as young as 3 should be assisted to transition if they think they’d like to be boys. Parents are to be excluded from the discussions. Some clinicians are recommending that girls as young as 13 be allowed to have mastectomies. Parents are not allowed to interfere.

In Nova Scotia, children as young as 12 are being asked loaded questions, and then are being “scored” for their trans-phobia. The purpose is to teach children, and I quote: “… what thoughts and opinions are acceptable for them to think.”

Get that? Radicals in the LGBT movement are teaching kids what they are to think. This is right out of the Marxist/Fascist playbook and we tried those in the 20th century with catastrophic results.

Under Alberta’s NDP, our children are not safe from this. Dr. Kris Wells, a friend of Alberta’s Education Minister, David Eggen, oversaw the linking of pornographic sites to the taxpayer funded, Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA website. When confronted, Wells took them down, but then he attacked the mother who had found and objected to them, calling her “hysterical” and “sensationalist”.

Obviously, Kris Wells should never have a role in the education of our children. But last year, the Alberta Teachers Association, or ATA had Dr. Wells as their keynote speaker at a conference. Albertans should no longer trust the ATA, which is an all in supporter of the NDP. And Wells was never fired or reprimanded by Alberta Education, or the NDP.

In fact, now having legislated that parents must be excluded from their young children’s struggle with Gender Identity Disorder, the NDP is considering legislation that would bar adult gay and transsexual individuals from seeking transition therapy.

If someone tells you that transition therapy never works, they are either ignorant, or lying. I have met and talked to several people who have changed their orientation through psychological or spiritual counseling. And I had a transsexual friend who told me that his “gender reassignment therapy” was a terrible mistake, because it changed nothing.

So think about it. In Alberta, if a child wants to become a member of the opposite sex, the government will assist them, and, by law, exclude parents from even knowing what is going on. On the other hand, if an adult wishes to have transition therapy, it is almost certain that another NDP government will outlaw it.

Contrary to national, international, and even provincial law, the NDP government seems to believe that it is they who have a prior right to decide on the education of children, and, a right to override personal decisions made by adults. That’s TOTALITARIANISM.

So this Alberta election is extremely critical for the cultural and social health of the province, and for the safety of your children and grandchildren. If you are an Albertan 18 or over, you have a moral obligation to become informed, and to then get out and vote.

Next blog will be about Alberta’s declining FINANCES and the vanished Alberta advantage.

I’m Dave Reesor

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