Pierre the Great Posted November 17, 2006 Author Share Posted November 17, 2006 Yup I agree completely (lol just can't stay away for a day (although I'm getting work done on a break)) in the westminster system you need two strong parties, 1 in opposition and 1 in government. Its the only way for some kind of balance. Same with America's system. When one party controls everything corruption takes place. If one party isn't strong enough you end up like Howard in Australia. Most boring person on the planet, but yet he's been in power for ages why? because the labour party there is weak. Sweden's going through the same thing right now with the Moderates in charge over the Social Dems. Will the Social Dems be back? oh of course Sweden likes social democrats always has always will. Will the Liberal party be back in Canada? yeah. And so on. One party cannot rule forever. The problem with Bush is that he has absolutely no class. Part of that has to do with Karl Rove. Rove's political agenda is slash and burn. Rove is the sole person responsible for this hatred and polarization of this country. Thats the problem I see with the Conservative Party in Canada. They've got this Rove type mentality that is not good for the country. All parties do it, I'm not denying that but continually acting like your in election mode attacking attacking and attacking the opposition or government or whomever does not help democracy it only hurts. I respect conservatives. I understand in what they believe in. But I loose respect for anyone or any party that wants to divide the people instead of uniting them. Its like church politics. I got into it and it burned me up. I said why are we bickering about silly things calling each other names and saying your going to hell and such when the main purpose of religion and church is to celebrate God. Churches don't do that anymore. Instead they go on about how the other people have it wrong and they've got it right. This I'm better then you syndrome is poison. Politics has become that. I'm better then you blah blah blah. Then you start to wonder if we're part of the same country or not. The purpose of politics is to represent the people and unite countries not to divide and seperate. Need any more proof of polarization just look at Alberta vs. the rest of the country. Nobody likes Alberta politicians because they're preceived as putting Alberta's interests first. Alberta doesn't like the rest of canada politicians because they see them as anti alberta. And don't use the excuse of the NEP. Last time I checked Alberta was in Canada. And the NEP was soo long ago. They're acting like Washington does with Castro. They still think its 1960. Just let it go. Anyway thats politics for yeah I guess. Back to work. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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