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In the US, I reckon that Biden is more electable.

In this new US voting system where parties collect ballots, with suspicious older voters, a vote for someone like Paul Martin is doable.

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In Canada, it would be hard/impossible to have votes for someone like Paul Martin on election day.

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We must not lose sight of the fact that Canada is a British/American colony where the de jure British monarch is the Canadian head of state, and the de facto it is president of the USA. The British have been training so called Canadians for generations not to be free citizens, but a obedient subjects of her Majesty without developed own cultural and national identity.

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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In Quebec, there was a recent by-election:

https://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/resultats-et-statistiques/resultats-election-partielle-provinciale-en-direct/

About 30% of registered voters put one X on paper and put the paper in a box.

The voters could do this on several days.

In Canada, the voter registry list is based on tax and census, driver's license and health card. In Quebec, our health card and hydro bill ultimately decides voting status.

I receive a card in the mail.

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QS won by about 2000 votes. Imagine how easy (cheap) it would be to win with a well-organised group.  

 

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On 3/18/2023 at 7:00 AM, Michael Hardner said:

Not so.  The revenue base for Canada is of concern to all of the public.

Michael,

Look at the numbers - about 35% of Canadian federal tax filers pay no tax. (For these people, any discussion of taxes is meaningless. Harper wants to cut taxes? They're not listening.)

To get their attention, Harper cut the GST to 5%.

Legaullt sent cheques to everyone.

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But to return to my OP.

In Canada, we usually vote by putting a single X beside a name - we choose our local representative. And we do this on one day. Local people check voters as they do all this  

The American system of zillions of names on a ballot - this is not democracy.

But the current American system of zillions of names, ballots submitted whenever... 

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The federal Liberals could elect Trudeau in a rural Albertan riding with such a system.

 

  

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5 minutes ago, August1991 said:

Michael,

Look at the numbers - about 35% of Canadian federal tax filers pay no tax. (For these people, any discussion of taxes is meaningless. Harper wants to cut taxes? They're not listening.)

To get their attention, Harper cut the GST to 5%.

Legaullt sent cheques to everyone.

Yes, I read your post and responded.  You just repeated your post.

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On 3/18/2023 at 7:22 PM, Moonlight Graham said:

Biden and Trudeau work for the same brand.

Disagree. Strongly disagree.

Biden is a very ambitious guy who - by chance - got to the top of the pole.

(Biden? Look at his wife. She's the proverbial Pearson wife behind the throne.)

Trudeau Jnr? What is the phrase of Napoleon - power thrust on them?

  

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On 3/18/2023 at 7:00 AM, Michael Hardner said:

Not so.  The revenue base for Canada is of concern to all of the public.

Uh? Sure, we all care about society [/sarcasm].

Michael, you and I have a different view of how society works

If I pay no tax - what do I care if the government wants to build a new Metro. Do it!

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In Canada, about 35% of voters pay no tax.

And yet, Canada is civilised.

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4 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

If 99% of Canadians live in abject poverty, one bad event from homelessness is that a sign that they're freeloaders?

The wealth gap is real, my friend, and even conservatives know that.

Canadians living in abject poverty? Gimme a break.

The wealth/income gap is real? Also, gimme a break. Never in history have so many people lived so well.

We live in a world of several billion. People. Individuals. Each doing whatever.

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I recently read the text of Theodore Roosevelt in 1910 in Paris, just before the start of the Great War.

The so-called "Man in the Arena" speech.

This was the thinking of the elite before the end of civilisation.

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It has taken us a century to go back to what we were.

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On 4/27/2023 at 10:41 PM, Michael Hardner said:

They buy places that sit empty.  People sleep on the sidewalk outside.

True. Ordinary people in any city, we all can see this.

Yet our political elite - the Bidens and Trudeau fils of this world, the various civil servants and bureaucrats - say otherwise.

As in the 1910s, when the European elite said the same before August 1914.

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"This will be a short war." 

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