by Cam Vallee, our Northern Neighbour
This Canadian was drawn into a fight for your American Republic the likes I thought I would never see. It was my wife's idea. She started getting involved in it and dragged me with her. I had just retired after years of working and knew nothing about computers. The first year the most I could managed as far as this machine was concerned was the on and off button. Even that scared the hell out of me. But what scared me more was what I saw taking place across the border from me.
It has been four long years and much has changed. My wife of more than twenty years passed away and took my heart with her but I have stayed the course in this fight for your freedom. That is in clear English EXACTLY what this has been all about. A fight for your REPUBLIC and your PERSONAL FREEDOMS. Something we gave up without so much as a protest sign here in Canada more years ago than I can count.
If Obama is not defeated on Tuesday, your Republic will be over. If Obama is not defeated on Tuesday, your freedom of choice will be terminated. It begins with having the government takeover of your health care system and ends with them demanding your guns. They will not ask for them outright but will rule and regulate you to death. Tax the decisions you were freely able to make in the past to the point where you will surrender your ability to defend yourself, make decisions for yourself because they gain the upper hand.
I know. I lived it. I, like many Democrats will on Tuesday voted to accept it here in Canada in the late 1960's when our Obama showed up only then his name was Trudeau. By the time I realized what I had to give up it was too late. People became so used to the freebies it was political suicide for politicians to even suggest they had to take them away because they would be the fiscal undoing of a nation. THAT is what they do not tell you as they promise you the moon and the stars. It all sounds good to start with but it has a terrible economic outcome.
What we have in free nations is equal opportunities. If Obama is an example of anything in America, he is a good example that anyone can become anything he wants, regardless of colour, upbringing or station in life. It is no longer an excuse anyone can use in your country for being a non-achiever. While that in itself is a great statement he also represents the biggest danger to America ideology and all it stands for - today.
Freedom is something that should never be taken from a free man without a fight.
Independence and self-reliance is what makes us the most successful in life. Here in Canada I was successful by ignoring the hand out society my nation became. I stood on my own, made my own way and accepted help from no one. I am a self-made man and proud of it. What I am not proud of is the fact that while I continued to vote against the social programs that were failing, I never became an active participant in objecting to them and demanding change. It was not because I did not want to – I did not know how to.
When socialism started taking over my Canadian system I thought that I was being patriotic by continuing to vote and live independent of my government. We lost so many things here. The list is one I have gone into many times over these past four and some years and yes, free speech is at the top of it. The final straw for me was the day my insurance agent told me I might want to consider taking out extra insurance in case I said something to someone that insulted them and they sued me for it. Well that was the day I stood up and said something insulting all right. Changed insurance companies and started my own Tea Party Group here in Canada. That was the day when enough was finally enough for me.
Every American I have had contact with over the years I have learned something from no matter which party they represent. Democratic or Republican. I have come to detest the angst and hatred that is propagated between the two groups and always have to ask why? Why the hate? Why the anger? Political choices are nothing more than differences in opinions. It did not take long for me to realize that it is usually one side inciting the other. The Progressive who have taken over the Democratic Party are not a very nice bunch of people. They think that divisiveness and personal attacks is the way to win an argument because they can never base things on actual truth and facts.
It began in America with something as innocent looking as the Black Caucus that is present in your congress and Senate. That MUST be outlawed if the division among people is to be stopped. Your elected officials are elected in America to represent you no matter what colour they or you happen to be. When groups like that are allowed to take root in a political arena it is the first step towards division among people. If they want to be a separate and special group then you should be demanding they do it OUTSIDE of your political arena. If a black official is my representative then I expect him to represent me as equally as my black neighbour. I expect us to be treated as equals and that any vote he or she makes on my behalf is done in a colour blind manner, as it should be in politics. Keep that in mind as a directive to give to your elected rep when this election cycle is over.
The American Tea Party Movement showed this Canadian the way real change can happen in a nation. It can be said without a doubt that I became an American political activist in order to learn how to become a Canadian one. Something I can only be grateful to every American for who took me under their wing and with their words and their actions demonstrated what real freedom is and what one needs to do to get it back. Stand up. Speak out and never stop.
I will be sweating it out with my group of American patriots as the votes get counted. No matter what happens, I hope you know that this Canadians heart and soul is with you all.
Your Northern Neighbour,
Your Northern Neighbour, Cam Vallee