Categories
Conservatarians Judaeo Christian Self reliance The left Uncategorized

Learning from the Left!?

Calgary-20110825-00029Meritha (my wife) and I often get into political discussions, and a recent morning was no exception. How is it that the Left can undertake projects – some of them certifiably insane – and are successful, while conservatives see things that need to be done, or more often, undone, but can’t succeed?

Conclusion? Leftist culture is, by nature, collectivist, whereas conservatives are, by nature, individualists and leery of anything that could be associated with a herd mentality.

No question, herd mentality, or tribalism if you will, really dumbs things down, but that has nothing to do with conservatives working together to undertake big projects. In fact, in 2012, I began an online community based on the idea that conservatives were going to have to work together as a community if we were going to stop the Post Modern, Marxist advance. I called the community Let’s Do It Ourselves (LDIO) taken from a line in Mark Steyn’s book, After America, Armageddon.

We produced several videos, and one of them included the fact that my very conservative Mennonite ancestors have, for centuries, and still do, come together for Big Projects. Go to this link and click on, “Going Back for our Future”)

The current Big Project for conservatives, is to reverse 80 years of Post Modern Marxist destruction of Western culture. We cannot do it as individuals. World War II wasn’t won by little platoons, it was won by the Allied Forces This will require us to build a community of tens, and then hundreds of thousands, and then millions, of thoughtful, moderate, committed conservatives. If we don’t do it, Western civilization will end.

Projects need a catalyst, and in 2013, LDIO™ lacked one because the Conservative Party was in power in Ottawa, and the Purportedly Conservatives were in power in Alberta, and conservatives were apathetic. Then from 2015-19, Rachel Notley and the NDP gave Albertans a taste of, government of the people, by unionists, and for the unions. Justin Trudeau gave us 4 years of chaos, corruption, and embarrassment. Somnolent conservatives began stirring. Then in the fall of 2019, the rationally impossible happened when Justin Trudeau was re-elected Prime Minister.  Conservatives finally awakened and said: “Enough!”

Rex MurphyA year or so before I started LDIO™, another fellow named Bill Baerg had also recognized the need for an online conservative community, and so began a Facebook Group called: “Rex Murphy for Prime Minister”. The group didn’t grow much during the first few years, but after the 2019 re-election of Justin Trudeau, it took off. It’s now at over 7000 members and growing rapidly.

I met Bill recently, and we found that we share the vision for a community where conservatives that think carefully about issues, want serious conversations about solutions, understand strategy, and want to be involved in coordinated, pragmatic action, can find a home.

Bill is in ill health and has asked me to take over administration of Rex Murphy for Prime Minister. I’m honored to do so. If you’re not yet a member, I would encourage you to join us! Go to Facebook and click on the Groups icon, (heads), and search for the Rex Murphy for Prime Minister group.

More in subsequent blogs, on ways to perpetuate Rex’s legacy of intelligence, common sense wisdom, and wit.

I’m Dave Reesor

If you have family or friends that would enjoy or benefit from membership in a group that takes issues seriously, but with good will and good humor, encourage them to join Facebook, if only to join the Rex Murphy for Prime Minister group!

 

Categories
Canadian Politics Conservatarians Leslyn Lewis Politics Uncategorized

Transformative Politician Needed. One Is Available!

dwr.jpgOnce in a lifetime, perhaps only once in two or three lifetimes, a transformative politician comes along and sets a country in a new direction. Margaret Thatcher comes to mind. She became British Prime Minister in 1979 when the nation was in social disarray, and economic peril, and had sunk from a leading position during World War II to where Britain was commonly referred to as “The Sick Man of Europe”. Margaret Thatcher took on the unions, and socialism, and transformed Britain back into Europe’s most important nation, with London again as the world’s most important city after New York.

More recently, Hugo Chavez and his socialist comrades, successfully, but in the wrong direction, transformed Venezuela from the wealthiest country in South America to the poorest, in just 20 years!

Canada’s Pierre Trudeau came close to Chavez’s record. First elected in 1968, the socialist policies he initiated had by 1993, transformed Canada from an economic success to an massively indebted nation where 4/10 of every tax dollar was spent on interest on the debt.  in January 1995, the Wall Street Journal declared Canada an honorary member of the Third World.

JT  bestNow, for 4 ½ years we have endured Pierre Trudeau’s offspring who  theatrically declared that he would: “Grow the economy from the heart outward” and that “The federal budget will balance itself.” Instead, his policies have driven hundreds of billions of dollars of investment, and tens of thousands of jobs from Canada. A third term of Justin’s “growing” and “balancing” act would leave Canada in the same position as Venezuela. Transformation is critical!

DSC5610_2-removebgEnter Dr. Leslyn Lewis If Dr. Lewis is elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, she will be the most transformative Prime Minister since Pierre Trudeau, only transformative in the right direction. And she will beat Justin Trudeau quite easily as a large, independent, randomized poll recently proved. Here’s the exact question posed to  Canadians.

Below are four biographies.Choose the one you think would be best to lead the Conservative Party of Canada in the next election:

Male. Former MP and Cabinet Minister. Lawyer. Former Crown Prosecutor. Former leader of a political party. Non-visible minority.

Male. Current MP and former Cabinet Minister. Air Force veteran. Lawyer. Non-visible minority.

Male. Current first-term MP. Lawyer and former small business owner. Non-visible minority.

Female. Lawyer and entrepreneur. PhD in law and Masters in Environmental studies. Visible minority.

The result? Leslyn Lewis beat each of McKay, O’Toole and Sloan by over 2 to 1 overall, and by even wider margins with WOMEN, and nearly 3 to 1 with MILLENNIALS! This is solid majority win territory!

To check out the survey, Search leslynlewis.ca and then MENU. Click on MEDIA. Choose NEWSLETTERS from the dropdown, and scroll down to, LESLYN CAN WIN! Also check out MILLENNIALS, and WOMEN. There are many more excellent and encouraging articles.

Stay on MEDIA, or follow the sames steps to MEDIA and drop down to MEDIA where there are many interviews and newspaper articles. If you like what you see, and I’ve even had NDP supporters tell me that they do, then share her website link directly, or Like, and Share this blog. And talk to your friends and family! Leslyn started in January as a political unknown but her visibility is rocketing up. She’s clearly what is needed to rebrand the Conservative Party, and WIN. We need to help her increase her visibility, so she can win the leadership of the Conservative Party in August, and then end Justin’s political career, permanently, in the next federal election!

Have a great summer!

Dave

Categories
Climate Conservatarians Environmentalism Oilsands Politics Science Uncategorized

Michael Moore Bombs His Buddies

dwr.jpgAs you would expect, radical environmentalist, Michael Moore’s latest documentary, The Planet of the Humans is all over the news lately.

Actually, not so much, and here’s why.

Moore and his associate Jeff Gibbs are lifelong, left-wing environmental extremists of the ‘Human burning of fossil fuels is causing atmospheric CO2 levels to increase, and that’s causing the climate to warm up rapidly, and that’s leading to catastrophic climate change, and the only thing that will save us to abandon fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy’ variety.

Moore and GibbsAlmost everything about that statement is provably wrong. But, environmental icons, Moore and Gibbs have now released a jaw-dropping documentary which actually takes on those renewables, and proves that they’re a scam.  The people being scammed of course, are us; the taxpayers who’ve been subsidizing this racket from the start.

For decades, headlines in the mainstream media have been dominated by the promise of solar and wind, but in fact, they still make up a tiny fraction of so-called renewable energy production. Overwhelmingly, renewables mean biomass, which originally was supposed to come from wood waste, and certain grasses.

But there’s not even close to enough of those, and so massive tracts of forest are being run through chippers, and artificially being turned into wood waste, and then burned in furnaces that produce massive amounts of CO2. (That’s the only upside to all this because more atmospheric CO2 is good for plant growth.) In the tropics, forests are being bulldozed and turned into palm oil plantations, which permanently destroys biodiversity. The destruction is sickening, but by comparison, reforestation of mined-out oilsands sites at Fort McMurray actually increases biodiversity.

So why are billionaires investing in “renewables”? Well let’s just say that people like Al Gore, and Tom Stier, and the Rockefeller foundation and the other staggeringly wealthy, phony environmentalists, don’t come off looking too good in this documentary. Their motivation for being in the renewables racket is revealed as being pure, unadulterated, greed.

Look carefully at this graph of energy sources until 2015. Coal, natural gas, and oil currently supply about 80% of our energy needs, and the demand is rising. The almost invisible sliver at the bottom is wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass combined. Anyone that says that the top three, fossil fuels which make up over 80% of energy sources, are a dying industry, is quite literally, delusional. And for that delusion they destroyed Alberta’s economy.Energy sources

So, expect the mainstream media to ignore Moore’s documentary, or else come out with blaring headlines like this one from the reliably left wing, Manchester Guardian. “Climate experts call for ‘dangerous’ Michael Moore film to be taken down.” You know, like they’d do in China.

When it comes to climate, or green ideology, the Guardian has exactly the same level of credibility as the New York Times, Toronto Star, the CBC, or any other mainstream media, which is exactly zero.

I strongly urge you to watch the documentary, and Share it with everybody on your mailing list, and on social media. Just click on the link above.

DSC5610_2-removebgAs you know, we’re backing Leslyn Lewis for CPOC leader. She happens to have a Masters in environmental studies, and I believe she will take the Michael Moore/Jeff Gibbs documentary seriously. It’s the perfect opportunity for Conservatives to promote the position that we must rethink this mad rush to green energy before we spend any more money on it. At least, that’s what I’m hoping will happen.

I’m Dave Reesor

Categories
Canadian Election Canadian Politics Conservatarians Social Issues Uncategorized

LESLYN LEWIS. Remember that name.

dwr.jpgFor those of you that follow me on Facebook and Twitter and in my IWUZ.ME blogs, I don’t think it’s a surprise for me to tell you that I’m a social conservative. But I’m a moderate social conservative. I do believe in traditional marriage and I believe that it was breathtakingly presumptuous for Progressivists to insist that we throw out thousands of years of tradition which recognized marriage as a union between a man and a woman, in favor of same-sex marriage. And many in the LGBT community agreed. Same-sex relationships being recognized in law as civil unions, as they are in many “progressive” European countries, would have been fine. But that ship has sailed, and it’s up to us that believe in traditional marriage to make it stronger.

Regarding women’s rights, I am pro-choice, just not unlimited choice. I’m pro-life, but I recognize the fact that we will never completely end abortions, and therefore believe we should compromise and set limits around abortion. I agree with the author of the guest blog I published last week, that social conservatives need to take a well thought out position, and then to articulate that position over and over again until people understand it. And we should be pragmatic; Gain what is possible.

indexWe need to do that as individual conservatives, but in the public sphere it would be wonderful if we had exceptionally well-qualified people to articulate the socially conservative position. A few days ago I ran across the name Leslyn Lewis, and I am convinced that Ms. Lewis is one of those persons.

She’s hardly known as yet, but she’s running for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. Ms. Lewis would bring a new gravitas to the entire spectrum of debate; from fiscal conservatism, to social conservatism, to legal conservatism.

Here’s a rundown of her qualifications. Single mom, Entrepreneur, a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toronto Trinity College, graduating Magna Cum Laude; a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University; an MBA Concentration in Business and Environment from the Schulich School of Business; a Juris Doctorate from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a PhD in International Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. I’m not aware of any leader of any political party in Canada, or the United States, in my lifetime, with equal, non-political qualifications.

I think that even if Ms. Lewis doesn’t win the leadership of the Conservative party, and she probably can’t, she would elevate the level of the discussion around Conservative leadership enormously. Because of that, Meritha and I are supporting her for leadership of the Conservative party. If you’d like to see a higher level of debate, here’s what to do.

  1. Have a valid membership in the Conservative party. If you’re not sure, or can’t find your number, phone the party at 1-866-808-8407 and get your membership number.
  2. Go to her website, http://www.leslynlewis.ca and click on Nomination Form, and fill it out carefully.

Let’s make sure that as the Conservative Party elects a new leader, they have the highest quality debate possible!

I’m Dave Reesor

If you agree that it would be advantageous for the Conservatives to have the highest possible level of debate, on real issues, please, right away, Like, and Share with your family, friends and colleagues so that Ms. Lewis can be part of the discussion. As lawyers say: TIME is of the essence!

Categories
Alberta Politics Alberta Separtism Canadian Politics Conservatarians Politics Uncategorized

The Art of the Sacrifice

dwr.jpgIn previous blogs and social media posts I have stated my belief that Canada cannot be fixed, and that the path to a better future for our descendants is for Alberta and Saskatchewan to leave Canada and form their own nation. That will take sacrifice. Many have agreed, but as expected, some  have questioned my motives, my sanity, and even my loyalty to Canada. I no longer am.

I’ve been thinking about Saskatchewan and Alberta’s subordinate place in Canada since I was a teenager in the late 1950s, but more intensely since the late 1960s when Pierre Trudeau made his assault on Alberta through the National Energy Program. That outrage fomented a small separatist movement, but many still believed that, “If we just had a Conservative government, we’d be okay”.

So after Trudeau we briefly got “Conservative” Joe Clark. Joe Who? you might ask, and probably just did. Then more Trudeau senior, followed briefly by Liberal, John Turner.

Then “we got a Conservative”, Brian Mulroney, and while he had a couple of very positive achievements including a free trade agreement with the US and Mexico, (NAFTA), and scrapping the hidden, and constantly rising manufacturer’s sales tax (MST), for the visible GST, Mulroney also gave a major service contract for Canada’s F-18 fighters, to Montréal based Bombardier, even though Winnipeg’s Bristol Aerospace had won the bid on both technology and price. Whether Liberal or Conservative governments, the West is not an equal within Canada.

Like the Liberals, Mulroney continued running deficits until mid the 1990s, and Canada faced bankruptcy.

JT and QueensSince 2015 we’ve been led by an individual who, by any measure, is the least qualified and most divisive Prime Minister Canada has ever had; one who is distinguished  by his narcissism and totalitarian tendencies and unrelenting silliness; and his undisguised disdain for Alberta and Saskatchewan. Given even the possibility that he could again be Prime Minister, it’s clear that Canada cannot be fixed, and if we don’t know that by now I’m not sure what it would take.

So we need a negotiating strategy, and some strategies initially take us away from our  goal. Regarding the ongoing US trade dispute with China, Donald Trump said: “Somebody had to take China on. This is something that had to be done. The only difference is I am doing it. China has been ripping this country off for 25 years, for longer than that and it’s about time whether it’s good for our country or bad for our country short term. Long term it’s imperative that somebody does this.”

That’s a strategy.

Canada can possibly be fixed, by coercion – the subject of my last blog,  Breast-feeding and the Art of the Deal – but the coercion must be based on a credible and moderate and serious Alberta/Saskatchewan separatist movement. And again, the best way to turbocharge such a separatist movement is for Justin Trudeau to be re-elected in October. That’s the sacrifice needed to make the deal. Does that mean I’m going to vote Liberal? Nope, my stomach couldn’t take it. I’m voting PPC, on principle.  I’m aware that they’ll lose.

If you honestly believe that a Conservative government can fix Canada, good luck.  But I’m reminded of Einstein’s dictum: Doing the same thing, over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. If you believe that a separatist movement is necessary, but after we get rid of Trudeau, that’s a triumph of hope over history. Conservative governments haven’t, and can’t, create permanent change.

Trudeau and his ilk are a problem for the rest of Canada to deal with, and they have the votes to fix it. But for Alberta and Saskatchewan separatists, a Trudeau re-election in October is the sacrifice, and catalyst, that is needed.

I feel nauseated.

I’m Dave Reesor

** Whether you agree or disagree, please share. We need to have this discussion.

Categories
Climate Conservatarians Environmentalism Politics Science

HOT! HOT! HOT!

20180810_152044Friday, August 10 was HOT in Calgary. In fact it was 36.4 Celsius hot. For the unconverted, that’s 97.5 Fahrenheit hot. It broke the previous all-time record of 36.1 Celsius set in 1919, and again in 1933.

By a whopping 3/10 of a degree. Take that you deniers!

Now I have a phrase that I repeat, almost like a mantra, whenever I read or hear something alarming. The phrase? “Without context, it’s crap”.

So, here’s some context. For 15,000 years, since the end of the last major Ice Age, temperatures have been trending upwards, (perhaps that’s why the Ice Age ended?) although with a lot of ups and downs along the way. The most recent major down is commonly referred to as The Little Ice Age lasting from about 1300 to 1850 AD.

Since 1850, the temperature has gone up about 1°C, but with most of that happening in the first 100 years, or until 1950. The 1920s, 30s, and 40s, were really hot; hot enough that many temperature records set during that period still hold.

For 70 years after World War II ended in 1945, CO2 levels in the atmosphere climbed rapidly, and yet, new high temperature records were not set until recently, and then by only fractions of a degree.

It took 70 years to set new records, by fractions of a degree? Did CO2 lose its Mojo?

And within that 70 years, the 1950s, 60s, and 70s were actually cooler. So cool in fact, that while CO2 levels were rising rapidly, scientists were prognosticating a new Ice Age! I read the articles.

And here’s more context. Several agencies which rely on climate change research for a significant or major portion of their funding, have several times been caught “adjusting” downward temperature records from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This was purportedly done to make them more accurate, but lowering temperatures for the 20s, 30s, and 40s, obviously makes it easier to set record highs now. And then that makes it easier to justify more funding for research on human caused global warming.

Climate change is real, but it always has been. Records of droughts and floods are common in ancient literature. What is now the Sahara Desert was a food producer for the Roman Empire only 2000 years ago. And when I say only 2000 years ago, I mean it. Earth’s major climate cycles are measured in 100 thousand or million year increments.

Here’s what we need to do.

  1. We must continue to clean up real pollutants in our air and water and soil.
  2. We need to stop worrying about CO2 because its increase has empirically been a minor contributor to global warming. But it’s increase has also been a major contributor to increased plant growth around the world, which, together with capitalism, has brought about a massive decrease in hunger and poverty in the past 30 years. Why would we want to end that?
  3. We need to think ahead. At our current normal rates, sea levels are going to rise about 250-300 mm or 10-12 inches during the next century, and those who build on beaches are taking a risk. Our primitive and uneducated ancestors, during times of far faster sea level rise, adapted by moving to higher ground. Now that’s thinking!!
  4. Finally, we need to stop listening to the alarmists because they’re in it for the money. Your money.

Let me know what you think. And please SHARE!

I’m Dave Reesor

 

Categories
Big Government Bullies Canadian Politics Conservatarians Politics Religion The left Uncategorized US Politics

The Intellectual Rock Star from Fairview Alberta

See the source image

I think it was about a year ago that Meritha and I attended a weekend conference put on by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and their Millennials wing which they call Generation Screwed; as in, the people in power are running up debts and will be leaving us the bill.

The keynote speaker was Jordan Peterson, and if you haven’t heard of him you haven’t been paying close attention to the cultural debate raging between common sense conservatives and the radical left, all across Western Society. And I mean worldwide Western Society because Jordan Peterson is possibly the biggest thing to come out of Canada since The Guess Who.

Peterson has dozens of videos on YouTube where he systematically and ruthlessly shreds all things Marxist. He’s already sold over 1 million copies of his book, 12 Rules for Life since it came out in January. And, his biggest appeal is to Millennials! Don’t tell me the situation is hopeless.

See the source image

I’ll let Barbara Kay take over telling you about him. She’s a great writer and also one of Canada’s leading intellectuals, and she has a very insightful and extremely encouraging article in the latest C2C Journal.

 

Have a great week!

Dave

 

 

Categories
Alberta Politics Big Government Conservatarians Gay Rights Politics Public Education Socialism The left Uncategorized

Only one choice for Real Conservatives

Dave 07During the United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership race, I would have preferred to be able to remain neutral. But I can’t. I don’t think it’s a secret to anyone that I’m a small C conservative who believes that the politics we get are a result of the culture we’ve created.

This blog and the Let’s Do It Ourselves (LDIO™) online community, are dedicated to creating a culture in which individual rights are protected by the State – not overrun by the state; where parents and not the State, are acknowledged as those who have the primary interest in the greatest good for their children, and where citizens cooperating on the most local level possible, to accomplish important tasks, is recognized as preferable to governments, “doing something.”

I have believed, and have argued for many years, that one of the big problems for conservatism, has been too much timidity; our leaders make a panicky grab for the reverse gear as soon as someone from the mainstream/left-wing media challenges any of our ideas. That has to end.

I’m concerned that with Brian Jean, it won’t. He has proven repeatedly that he is terrified of the media, and that the very phrase, “bozo eruption” causes his heart to palpitate.

Objecting to school administrations coming between children and their parents is absolutely not a bozo eruption. Brian Jean seems to believe that it is.

Objecting to children being provided links to pornography on the Alberta Education (Alberta taxpayers) funded, Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA website, is not a bozo eruption, nor is it being hysterical or sensationalist. Yet that’s what the Alberta government and its comrades in the radical LGBTQ community have done, and said, and no one in the political arena has spoken out against it.

As the NDP government continues to advance it’s objective of sidelining parents from their children, their many support organizations like Progress Alberta, and the Alberta Teachers Association, brazenly misinform the public about the economic realities of alternate schools, (in fact they subsidize the public system), and the rights of parents to choose their child’s education, (it’s the law, and common sense), and they attack anyone who objects.

The fact is that the only UCP candidate that has been prepared to stand up to this illegal behaviour by the Alberta government, is Jason Kenney.

Jason KenneySince founding LDIO™, I have tried to focus on policies rather than supporting specific political parties. But we are at a critical point in the culture wars, and so I have joined the UCP, and I am supporting Jason Kenney because he seems to be the only leadership candidate not missing a couple of vertebra from his backbone.

There are only 8 days left to join the UCP so that you can take part in this particular battle in the culture war. Buy your membership here!

And if you agree, Like, and Share. That’s how social media works!

I’m Dave Reesor

Categories
Abortion Alberta Politics Big Government Bullies Canadian Politics Christianity Conservatarians Gay Rights HEALTH Hypocrisy Politics Public Education Religion Social Issues Socialism The left Uncategorized US Politics

Restoring Moderation

Dave 07There’s been a lot of talk lately about the need for a moderate conservatism. I agree.

Progressivist Conservatives often tell us that they are fiscally conservative but socially progressive, in other words, they are models of moderation.

What it really seems to mean in practice is that you must timidly support every  social initiative of the Progressivist Left, no matter how intrusive, anti-human rights, anti-family, anti-science, or, outright perverted.

The fact is that on most social issues, our society has completely abandoned moderation.

Because let me ask you:

Is it immoderate to oppose government initiatives that completely ignore the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights, which explicitly states that it’s not the government, but parents, who have a “prior” or first right, to decide on the education of their children?

Was it immoderate for Theresa Ng to reveal that Alberta’s taxpayer financed Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA website provided links to over 20 sexually explicit websites?

Kris WellsThat GSA website is approved for children ages 5 to 18, but Kris Wells the guy in charge, didn’t think Theresa’s concern was moderate. He called her hysterical and sensationalist. On what dystopian planet would you draw that conclusion?

Is it immoderate to affirm the scientific and biological, and obvious reality of two genders?

Is it immoderate to oppose government initiatives, that seek to normalize gender dysphoria in children, against the findings of science, and, simple common sense? Those initiatives constitute government sanctioned child abuse.

Is it immoderate for a politician to give a pass to Gay Pride Parades (LINK WARNING: severe stupidity on display)  – those Flasher Festivals where addled parents flaunt their Progressivist bona fides by taking their kids to gawk at naked men? In saner times, it would be considered child abuse.

Is it immoderate to point out the irrefutable scientific fact, that a human being’s life journey begins at conception, and that at no point is a fetus a part of a woman’s body. It is in her womb for protection and nourishment, but it has its own DNA, its own blood type, distinct heartbeat, and even personality!

Is it immoderate to insist that we need to have an honest conversation about abortion, and to enact a law to give the fetus protection after a certain stage of its development? Could we at least outlaw aborting baby girls, just because they’re girls?

The fact is, that it’s the current governments of Alberta and Ontario and Canada that are immoderate.

Most of the mainstream media is giddily proud of their immoderate social views.

Much of Hollywood is immoderate to the borders of insanity.

It’s past time for real moderates – that would be those of us who don’t ignore biology and science, and who have a high regard for observed reality – to make our voices heard, and call out the im-moderation of the Progressivist Left.

You can make your voice heard by joining these organizations. Theresa Ng, Parents for Choice: Donna Trimble, Informed Albertans, and John Carpay, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom.

Donna TrimbleTheresa NgJohn Carpay

And please help us, by joining the Let’s Do It Ourselves online community.

But, there’s a crisis in Alberta, right now, and it requires your immediate attention.

  1. Buy a membership in the Wildrose Party of Alberta; deadline July 8, and
  2. Buy a membership in the Conservative Party of Alberta; deadline July 12.
  3. Then on July 20-22, vote to Unite the Right.

Join both parties, online, for just $10 each.

Because Alberta’s Progressivist Left is actively encouraging their supporters to buy memberships, so that they can vote to stop the Unite the Right initiative.

We can’t let them. Common sense conservatives must unite or take the risk of another four years of Rachel Notley’s NDP; possibly the most radically immoderate government in Canadian history.

If you don’t get involved, the NDP could be in power until 2023, and you will regret it, because the cost to the finances and freedoms of your children and grandchildren would be terrible.

Please, join each of the parties right now, and on July 20-22, vote to unite!

Sincerely

Dave Reesor

Categories
Canadian Politics Conservatarians Politics Uncategorized

O’Leary would be a Loser

Dave 07Last week’s blog was entitled: “O’Leary isn’t Trump” and I linked to an interview I did for Poletical. I briefly made the case that I didn’t think Kevin O’Leary could win government as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Some disagreed with me so here’s a more complete list of the reasons I believe O’Leary would be a loser.

To begin; it doesn’t matter who wins the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. What matters is; “Can that person beat Justin Trudeau?”

Second. In a year when the voter’s mood was decidedly anti-establishment, the Democrats handed a gift to the Republicans by running a reckless, untruthful, unlikable, “establishment in a pantsuit” candidate, named Hillary Clinton. In spite of all that, Donald Trump lost the popular vote, by nearly 3 million votes.

Do you honestly believe that if the Democrats had run a more likable candidate, Donald Trump would be President? I certainly don’t. In fact, the Trump team must now assume that the Democrats will regain their senses and choose a more appealing candidate for the next presidential election, and so, govern themselves accordingly.

Third. The Democratic/Republican vote split in the United States is generally in the 48 to 53 percent range, give or take. Canada’s left-wing parties; the Liberals and NDP, consistently take 60 to 65, or even up to 70 percent of the vote, with the Conservatives taking what’s left.

The Conservatives always need to round up every available vote to win a majority.

Which brings us to Fourth. Québec, and parts of New Brunswick and Ontario are French speaking, and have over 25% of the seats in the House of Commons. Kevin O’Leary doesn’t speak French. You can write off a whack of seats right there.

And Fifth. O’Leary might have a Canadian passport, but for practical purposes, he lives in Boston. Now if I remember correctly, in 2011 the Liberals were desperate to return from political exile so they imported a visitor from Boston named Michael Ignatieff. How’d that work out? And yet some Conservatives are now suggesting that they want to try a visitor from Boston. Really?

And Finally, Arlene Dixon, who was O’Leary’s colleague on Dragon’s Den, describes Kevin O’Leary as a “narcissistic, opportunistic, self-promoter who lacks empathy”. Do you really think that’s going to sell?

You might be totally convinced that there’s a VACANCY sign behind that sunny smile of Justin Trudeau’s, but the fact is that that sunny smile is the first thing many people see. In fact, that sunny smile is the only thing a lot of people see.

oleary-sneerSo unless Conservatives want to lose, I’d suggest that they might not want to run Kevin O’Leary’s sneer against that.

And that’s my perspective.

Best to each of you!

Dave Reesor

Remember to Like and Share us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter.

This week I’ve embedded a new video aimed at younger Millennials; your Millennials in fact. And possibly even your employees. Forward it to them, and see if you can get a conversation started. Our plan is, with your help, to begin producing a conversation inducing video each week.

So here’s something I’d ask you to consider. Last week one of our supporters contacted us wanting to make a significant donation to LDIO™, or Let’s Do It Ourselves. We had to tell him that LDIO™ is strictly membership based and has no mechanism to take donations.

But, we did suggest that we would provide his company a totally legitimate invoice for Memberships, and that we would then provide an annual membership to about 30 university or high school students. He thought that was a great idea.

So we’re seeking two or three enthusiastic members, at each of 10 or 15 universities or high schools, across Canada. They will become the front-line troops of our expansion in those institutions. If you know someone who you think might qualify, let us know.

So that’s a way that you can help us get the message out to Millennials. Our videos will be short; relevant; and designed to be conversation starters at family get-togethers.

Don’t forget the Essentials of Freedom conference in Calgary on March 16 and 17. There are a number of speakers who will authoritatively address climate change, and other currently relevant topics. They are trying to attract more Millennials this year, so financial donations or sponsorship are needed. Contact Danny Hozack at dhozack@gmail.com