Save the Senate!
Okay, now that everybody and his Uncle Tom wants to abolish the Senate I’m going to play Senate advocate and begin my “Save the Senate” campaign.
We should Idle No More while a bunch of looters and pillagers abolish our only check and balance to tyranny by the 40% of the 60% of voters who weren’t cheated out of their right to cast a ballot for a party other than that of said looters and pillagers.
They can call themselves Conservatives all they want but conservative they are not. I am conservative. They are looters and pillagers.
So no abolishing the Senate until we abolish our first past the post system and stop rewarding cheaters with majority governments, ‘kay?
As we’ve seen in Egypt, sometimes democracy needs more than a little checking and balancing.
Yes, it’s true, I stand with the minority of Egyptians living in Cairo who would rather take their chances with a military coup than a religious one, just like I stand by our appointed Senate against our more or less but more less than more democratically elected looters and pillagers currently infesting our House of Commons.
And even if we do ever manage to democratically elect a House of Commons and the NDP abolishes our first past the post system, I don’t want it abolishing our appointed Senate until at least one of its many fine reports has been acted upon.
Lest we forget, sister and brother Canadians, the Senate recommended the legalization of marijuana over a decade ago. The Liberal Party of Canada, meanwhile, only adopted that position this year.
The NDP, for reasons that escape many of its supporters, are sticking with decriminalization, a position that might make sense if it also supported criminalizing, then decriminalizing, alcohol.
Yes indeed, you heard it hear first, dear Sooey Says reader(s), there’s a lot of reading needs doing before we Smash the State!
In the meantime, Save the Senate!