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Old 12-28-2014, 03:04 PM
 
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Even though Canada is known to value "peace, order, and good government" do you think the post-1990 crowd has more of a libertarian and anti-government standpoint since they're not as culturally Canadian? Is it becoming common to see "Don't Tread On Me" stickers, hear people say we need to privatize health, etc while still being pro-gay, pro-choice and generally socially liberal?
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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Alberta maybe, but you'd have to deep six the pro-gay, pro choice and socially liberal qualifier. LOL.
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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Alberta maybe, but you'd have to deep six the pro-gay, pro choice and socially liberal qualifier. LOL.
Alberta should just join Montana now lol just kidding. Actually MT is not that conservative for how rural it is though.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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Alberta should just join Montana now lol just kidding. Actually MT is not that conservative for how rural it is though.
Haar! Yeah, instead of all this talk about a pipeline, maybe a four-laner between Calgary and Dallas would be a better fit.

All kidding aside, anti-government PHILOSOPHY is growing all over Canada with various segments of our population feeling marginalized, ignored or just plain forgotten.

Seniors thinking government has taxed the bejeebus out of us for decades delivering very little in the way of forward thinking in how to handle the single biggest demographic coming to their end of life, declining years and instead reliant upon the old axiom of "it'll all sort itself out'.

Younger generations who are now endowed with a world that is a polar opposite of our time of steady work at decent pay being readily available for any with a willingness to work. Now it's graduate from university and if you're lucky you'll receive 3 months of work at a time with no benefits until you've gotten 10 or more years behind you of trying to raise a family on a temp workers reality.

Who could blame those generations for feelings of betrayal and being taken for granted while their older parents are making tee times at golf clubs in Florida after a lifetime spent working at one job with good benefits.

All demographics do not have to look far for some particular thing that raises their ire about governments and their lack of foresight and fiscal responsibility. It has now become so obvious with government malfeasance made brutally obvious at the speed of 40MBPS minimum.

You hear something in the news like the premiere of Ontario magnanimously agreeing to pay back the taxpayer for the 10k that was spent by her predecessor to engage a firm to wipe hard drives of all evidence of wrongdoing and it just makes you want to cry at how stupid we all are to continue allowing them to get away with crap like that. You or I would be doing hard time for fraud.

Libertarianism is wrongly being pushed when instead we should be for pushing government accountability with laws that have teeth to punish those who would use their position in complete disregard to laws of ethical and moral prerogatives.

Rant over.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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The libertarian ethos is: Big business is controlling the government too much, so let's just go ahead and give them TOTAL control!
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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Why would you assume we're "less culturally Canadian"? And what do you define "culturally Canadian" as? Out of curiosity.

I have never heard anyone bashing the government or demanding that we privatize our healthcare. Most Canadians in this age group do not bother to talk or even think about the government. It's just not a focus of our hostility.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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I have never heard Canadians express the types of anti-government sentiments Americans have about their government.
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