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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another Progressive Calls it Quits on Ottawa

Keith Martin is the kind of caring, compassionate, intelligent and responsible politician we need more of.  Well he is done with federal politics, saying he can accomplish more "off the Hill."   Rabid partisanship and the totalitarian governing style of Prime Minister Harper has convinced him that our democracy is dysfunctional.

Sad that we learn of this on Remembrance Day, the time we reflect on the sacrifices of so many people just so we could enjoy our freedoms.  We need to reboot our democracy.  Citizens need to take back control, create alternatives to the current damaged and dangerous systems and get rid of totalitarian proto-facist political practices that are becoming normal.

Sad to see another good person in politics pass on any hope of making a difference through Parliament. 
Cynicism and disdain are not good enough any more.  Citizens have to rise up and revolt against those destructive forces that are destroying our democracy. Use it or Lose it Canada.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:27 am

    Proto-facist?

    Ken, get a grip.

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  2. Anonymous10:04 am

    Progressive on the run on both sides of the border.

    Here's to hoping it becomes a stampede!

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  3. Mr. Martin has been a good representative and a useful parliamentarian. We do need to examine why good people like Mr. Martin and Mr. Prentice are leaving public service, because it isn't a positive trend.

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  4. Anonymous7:50 am

    Define progressive! It's simply a euphemism for "left wing" and I've never heard otherwise.

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  5. Graham Fletcher8:59 pm

    "Rabid partisanship and the totalitarian governing style of Prime Minister Harper has convinced him that our democracy is dysfunctional. " When did Mr. Martin say this, and do you have a link or a post for this?

    Prentice, btw, said 10 years ago that he thought he would not spend more than 10 years in politics. He leaves with both grace and class, and none of the BS that Ken is posting about unhappiness with Harper is true.

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