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This father/son blog is dedicated to the furtherance of the independence movement in Alberta. It has been made abundantly clear that Alberta is the victim of tyranny by the majority. There is no indication that this will ever change. It is time to leave, to go our separate ways. In this blog I will focus on issues relating to Alberta Independence such as why it is necessary, what an independent Alberta might look like and how we can go about forging our independence.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Heart of the Issue

I've been spending a fair amount of time thinking about what the real core of the problem is we Albertans have with Ottawa. We can all rattle off a long list of specific incidences of Ottawa giving us the proverbial short end of the stick. (NEP, Transfer Payments, Wheat Board, Gun Control...) These are just symptoms of the problem, not the true cause. Each of the lines of reasoning I follow lead me to a singular conclusion, it is a problem inherent to the system. We have a democracy that puts enough power in the hands of the majority that whatever they desire becomes law. In short, Canada is an Ochlocracy. It is the classic scenario of two wolves and a sheep voting on what to eat for supper. This is the evil of a practically unlimited democracy like we have here in Canada.

There is a very simple thought exercise that shows how evil this kind of democracy is. Consider if I were to come to you and rob you of some of your money. Would anyone condone this activity of mine? Obviously not, we all know theft is wrong, regardless of what laws there may be about it. How about if I were to get a buddy to come and help me steal from you, would that be ok? Of course not. Now what if 12,312,421 people got together and robbed you? Welcome to Alberta.


At 7/30/2005 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things are looking up. Now that Aberta has 28 MPs we are only 10% under-represented relative to the previous pariliament where the number was 18%.
the olde gaffer

At 8/03/2005 12:36 PM, Blogger younge whippersnapper said...

True, and that is good news. But even if we get our fair representation, the problem is that our current system is a nearly unlimited Democracy, meaning there is no rule of law, only rule of the whim of the most people (Ontario & Quebec)


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