Who are we really?

Before I turn in tonight, I wanted to share this thought that has been bugging me all day. Tomorrow we go to the polls in what could turn out to be a very important day in the history of this country.

One, where we as Canadians, will decide what kind of country we wish to be defined by.

I am not talking about whether we desire a right wing government who care more about economics than about culture, social issues or the environment, or a center-left government who care more about social issues and equality than a free market economy.

I am talking about what kind of philosophy we wish our leader to employ.

Do we want a leader who campaigns by using fear and intimidation. By telling us that the other candidates, if elected, are not ready to lead, or will destroy the economy and that we are all doomed if we vote for them? Or do we want a leader who campaigned about hope and optimism for the future? By leaders who did not raise ugly scandals as an issue even though they could have easily.

Do we as Canadians wish to believe that there is hope for the future and that our leader is the kind of person who is forward thinking and is full of hope and optimism? Or would you rather have a leader who is non inclusive, secretive and seemingly has a bad judge of character?

I for one will vote for hope, being kind to my fellow man and forever optimistic that we as Canadians can overcome anything, and will not let fear cloud our better judgement.

Still A Pig

Danielle Smith’s ┬átolerance of her members religious bigotry, I find intolerable. Her brushing off such heinous remarks by members of her own party only proves how intolerant of other cultures and lifestyles she is. How can you vote for such a party in good conscience Alberta?

She wants to move Albertans’s off the Federal Old Age Pension! Hey, that is MY money lady. I have spent 35 years paying into that and it is FEDERALLY mandated, you cannot legally touch that anyway, so WHY make such a ridiculous promise? HANDS OFF!

People, just because you wish a change, do not be tempeted to use the Wildrose party as the alternative. You can achieve change within the current government by pressuring your MLA’s to change the way they do things to your liking. You are taking the lazy way out just voting them out and hoping the next party is any better. They are not! Remember Sarah Palin. Danielle Smith is no better. She is just a pretty face hiding a world of ugliness.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but people, it is STILL A PIG.