July, I penned a column "Back
in the U.S. of A..." In it, I wrote how joyous it was to
be home from Canada, and that while many Canadian people were
indeed first-rate like they are here at home, they had a government
that's gone totally amok and is completely out of control, and
like California, Canada was not going to hell in a handbasket,
but had in fact already arrived there - years ago.
it was even better put by Bill O'Reilly (right) of FOX NEWS
who, in his "Talking Points" memo on December 9th
wherein he reviewed the latest Tom Cruise film "The Last
Samurai", had this to say about our friends to the north:
"But if you
want real life, consider comparing America, the most powerful
nation the world has ever seen to Canada, our liberal friend
to the north. Canada has wiped out its traditional approach
to life and replaced it with a secular society. Church attendance
is down drastically. The military there is so underfunded it
might go bankrupt. And legalized drugs are now a reality.
This is what a secular
society brings. Many Canadians are appalled, but the secularists
have won. Canada is totally dependent on America for defense,
even while it thumbs its nose at America's traditional values.
Over the next 10
months, Americans will have to make a decision what kind of
country we want to be, traditional or secular. Outside of the
war on terror, this is a major issue today. The samurai lost
their quest for a traditional society. So did the Canadians.
It'll be interesting to see if we do, too."
In my time there,
the complete abhorrence by the majority of Canadian people for
what Americans consider traditional values didn't go unnoticed.
For those who say Americans and Canadians aren't different,
guess again! Whereas cohabiting couples are something you see
in America, it isn't commonplace in Canada as much as it is
prevalent. Why? Because laws are structured there in such a
manner to promote adultery after separation by providing tax
advantages to couples 'shacking up'. How? By checking the "Living
Common-law" box on their tax returns, they get the same
tax benefits that legally married couples are entitled to -
even if they're still legally married to someone else but aren't
living with them anymore.
Such actions have
helped accelerate the destruction of the Canadian family at
levels the government has intentionally blinded themselves to.
Why have they intentionally blinded themselves on this issue
by either refusing to keep statistics or if they're keeping
them, they're suppressing them? Asides from the 'politically
correct' angle of not wanting to make anyone look bad (especially
themselves), let alone require anyone to take responsibility
for their actions, they need to justify an increasing number
of social workers, juvenile and adult probation officers as
well as other assorted bureaucrats - in other words, to put
more people on unionized government gravy trains and raise personal
income taxes beyond their already confiscatory levels, which
in some cases exceed 55% of personal income.
In Canada, the high-earner
surcharge kicks in at $62,500, which comes to $47,150 American.
In the United States, the high income surcharge doesn't kick
in until the taxpayer makes $250,000. Ever get the feeling a
whole population is getting shafted here?
In ten years there,
it seemed the more Canadian people at large were observed, the
less impressive they were outside my circle of friends and colleagues.
My involvement with local issues was nominal and in one particular
case, it involved going up against the United Church of Canada,
perhaps the most liberal church in the country, and an outspoken
advocate of not only the homosexual community, they also seemed
to be on the wrong side of every issue conservatives took a
stand on. It seemed to be an instance of biblical prophecy being
fulfilled where it says:
them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for
light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and
sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20 - King James Version)
America has long
been a traditional society and that's something Canadians born
after 1937 have never been able to figure out, nor will they
unless they live down here long enough to catch a glimpse of
America's divine destiny as well as Canada's. The moves to secularize
Canadian society - most notably by Liberal governments beginning
with the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau and continuing to this
day are largely responsible for the moral decline of Canadian
society over the last 40 years. It has fostered a climate where
'political correctness' has laid siege to such a degree where
no escape from its destructive grip may be available anytime
soon, if ever.
With the current
government philosophies in place, may God have mercy on the
next generation, for they may very well be Canada's last unless
radical changes are made - and fast. ***
© 2004 Timothy Rollins
Timothy Rollins is Editor of the American
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