Archive for December, 2008

Canadians For Democracy

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Canadians For Democracy.

Go there, sign the petition or contact the folks below.  There are many reasons why this separatist coalition takeover is undemocratic.  Here are my thoughts…

Simply put, here’s why it’s undemocratic.  The people who voted…

…Conservative wanted Harper to lead this country (or at minimum didn’t want any of the other leaders in power)
…Liberal were told by Dion that a NDP and especially Bloc coalition wouldn’t happen.  These folks also voted assuming that Layton would never be in cabinet.
…NDP did not want Dion as PM and I highly doubt they wanted the Bloc to have a strong voice on the government side of the house either.
…Bloc were looking to have their Quebec/separatist views heard in Ottawa.  They didn’t want Harper, Dion or Layton to be in power.

I don’t think it can be explained any clearer!  Basically – if this coalition takeover is successful, everyone who voted on election day would not receive what they voted for!  As it is (and should be) right now, at least the folks who voted Conservative (and even some people who voted for other parties) got what they voted for with Harper as PM and the conservatives with a strong minority position.

How can people say that when absolutely every vote cast would be wasted (as in, not one person will get what they voted for) is democratic?

At the absolute very least, the Canadian people should be able to vote whether they want the coalition in power, or to run another election.  Then I would be totally fine with the outcome – because the people decided…not Layton and a bunch of separatists! (I purposely excluded Dion as a contributing factor since he’s an absolute retard who probably had to be taught what a coalition is for 10 hours straight.  A certain TV interview comes to mind)

Contacts:

Governor General
info@gg.ca
613-993-8200 or 1-800-465-6890

Stéphane Dion
DionS@parl.gc.ca
613-996-5789

Michael Ignatieff
Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca
613-995-9364

Jack Layton
Layton.J@parl.gc.ca
613-995-7224

Gilles Duceppe
Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca
613-992-6779

When God Is Silent

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

John 11:1-6

When Lazarus was dying, his sisters urgently called for Jesus. Imagine how their grief must have compounded when He didn’t instantly respond to their request.

God’s silence is difficult to accept. We want Him to leap into action when we call, particularly if we are hurting or afraid. But since He promises to meet our needs, we can be sure that a silence from heaven has purpose.

Silence grabs our attention. The disciples knew that Jesus could heal, so they must have wondered why He delayed instead of rushing to His friend’s bedside. But the Lord wanted them to witness something even greater: His power over death. They had been confused by His statements about conquering death, and they needed to understand that He could fulfill His own resurrection prophecies (Mark 9:31-32). The miracle at Lazarus’ tomb was part of their preparation.

Silence teaches us to trust.
Mary and Martha sent word of Lazarus’ illness because they anticipated that the Lord would heal him. But would their faith waver if that expectation was not met? Martha answered the question by stating, “I believe that you are the Christ” (John 11:21-27 niv). The Lord rewarded the women’s trust with a stunning miracle: their brother’s return to life.

At times, the only thing we can hear when we pray is our own breathing. That can be frustrating and frightening. But Scripture says God is always with us, and His silence will not last forever (Job 23:8-10; Heb. 13:5). Cling to those promises as you seek the purpose behind His silence.