Monthly Archives: January 2005

We didn’t elect the government to be our conscience

In case you were busy this week counting your wives or playing “Where’s Adrienne” (hint: don’t look in Alberta), I’d like to draw your attention to a story in last Sunday’s Citizen saying the federal government spent a cool … Continue reading

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The world should be thankful for the United States

Thank goodness for the United States. At his second inauguration yesterday, George W. Bush might seem to have gazed out at a world alienated by his unapologetic use of U.S. power. Certainly on his recent visit to Ottawa, jeering protesters … Continue reading

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Equality of rights doesn’t mean all of us are equal

One nice thing about being conservative is that you get to rely on established, unchanging truths. In liberalism, by contrast, notions dismissed as absurd in one generation have a disquieting tendency to become grim orthodoxy in another. Take equality … … Continue reading

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The tsunami teaches us a lot about our own mortality

My first reaction to the Asian tsunami was that it’s not the sort of thing to have opinions on. When a giant wave suddenly sweeps some 150,000 people to their deaths you’re horrified, you make a donation to the relief … Continue reading

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