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Signs, Doors, and an Update

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”…From the 1971 hit song by the Five Man Electrical Band. Yes, read the sign, but caveat lector, or, let the reader beware. Last Monday, Meritha and I drove out to Priddis, a beautiful […]

Meeting the Corona Challenge

Dear friends The world has changed. I believe much of the change will be permanent, and while it is tragic for those that lose loved ones from the virus, I believe that much of the change will be for the good. For us, one great thing is that our kids and grandkids have been delivering […]

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Most Western nations have human rights legislation, which in turn conforms to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But as many people are pointing out, correctly, those very rights are under attack. Governments are increasingly forcing themselves into people’s lives; telling them what they can say and who they can say it to. […]

Pragmatism or Idealism. The smart conservative approach to abortion.

Conservative parties, and even Progressivist parties, always include people that are uncomfortable with the issue of abortion. In most developed countries – other than Canada – there are limits to abortion depending on the stage of the pregnancy. In Canada there are no laws, and no legal limits, and, we’re not even supposed to talk […]

Teach the Children Well!

“Teach your children well, Their father’s hell did slowly go by,” … From: Teach the children well; written by Graham Nash. “…Their father’s hell” That’s a pretty apt description of the lives of many during the last century, beginning in 1917 when the Marxist Communists took over Russia, and until now when we see the […]

Canada and the EU

It’s been a busy summer, yet Meritha and I have had several occasions to kick back and enjoy some of the sporadic stretches of great Calgary weather. One of our favourite things to do is go to Calgary’s East Village and walk along the river; one of the rare places our city fathers and administrators […]

A Better Country?

On Canada Day, Paula Simons wrote an article in the Edmonton Journal entitled: “My Canada includes Alberta.” Heartwarming, if it were true. But Alberta’s hurting, and it’s clear that some of our fellow provinces, and, most egregiously, the Canadian government, are deliberately adding to the pain. Ms. Simons trots out the usual arguments. “We are […]

Sick or Depraved, or both?

The Progressivist Left has an agenda to sexually confuse your children. I know that a lot of people can’t or won’t believe it, but it’s true. Here’s a link to an article about how the LGBT radical’s agenda is playing out in Vermont. Schoolchildren who can’t get an aspirin without their parent’s permission, are going […]

Two Reasons to Not Vote NDP.

Rachel 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. 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 […]

Alberta Election: CULTURE

There 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 […]