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Stephan Harper: A tool of Manifest Destiny?

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posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 06:54 AM
The phrase "manifest destiny," was coined by New York journalist John O'Sullivan in 1845, when he wrote that "it was the nation's manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us."

During our (Canada's) 2004 election campain the main focus has been to tear down the Liberal (similar to Democrats) government over a sponsorship scandal.
The investigation so far has never laid blame on anyone save for a patsy who is now suing the government for wrongful dismissal.

Stephan Harper our Consevative (similar to Republicans) candidate wrote the Wall Street Journal condeming our Liberal government for not joining the war on Iraq.

His platform includes an increase in defence spending into the billions

My theory is as follows

1) With the help of the US goverment the Conservatives created the sponsorship scandal in order to deconstruct the Liberal foundation in Canada

2) The obvious buddy buddy relationship between Harper and George W takes us one step closer to becoming the fifty first state.

3) The US would like nothing more than to absorb Canada and it's huge oil reserves (this doesn't even take into account our lumber and freshwater)

4) US missle and defence testing has long been carried out on Canadian soil, for the US to gain sovereignty over Canada would give them not only the largest country in the world (in area) to test on but also the income from selling the natural resources to fund it.

A quick overview of Canadian politics. We are not a republic as is the US. We vote for a party of political thought and the leader of that party becomes our Prime Minister.
We have three main parties, the currently ruling Liberals, middle of the road slightly to the left.

The New Democrats, a left wing socialist based party.

And in the right corner we have the Conservatives. This party is of particular interest. Originally known as the Progressive Conservatives, they recently absorbed an even more right wing party known as the Alliance Party and subsequently dropped the Progressive from the party title.

A qualifier: I am not anti-American by any means so please don't interpret this post as such.
Simply stated I am a proud Canadian, no different than the way Americans or Brits are for their homeland.


posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 06:59 AM
Wouldnt we be the 52nd state? Isn't there 51 states in the US? Sorry if I am mistaken but 51 just rings a bell.

[edit on 18-6-2004 by d1k]

posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 07:06 AM
OK OK but technically we would be the 51st state D.C. is not actually considered a state.

[edit on 18-6-2004 by echosounder]

posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:43 PM
even as a conservative I agree that there's no doubt strong ties between Harper and GW. It wouldn't be the first time that the US has sent in people to aid in the campaign during a Canadian election (Can't recall which PM I'll let you know when I remember) However I disagree that we'll be come the 51/52 state I think Puerto Rico is closer than we are. This should be an interesting election regardless.

posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 02:01 PM
I think Canadians are in for a tough decision. I've been following the campaign coverage and it scares me some of the things that Harper and the NDP are saying. Both of those parties spending programs are counting on the fact that our economy will continue to grow at it's present rate or better. That is a huge gamble with a country that's fought so hard to get to the surplus point. With the way things are going it's impossible to predict the future of the economy. Another terrorist incident in the U.S. or continued threat on the oil infrastructures in the Middle East could easily throw the worlds economy into an upheavel. It already has to a certain degree.

I don't necessarily like Paul Martin, # I use to work for Canada Steamship Lines. Paul Martin's company. I just think that the Liberal campaign is a safer bet right now. $29 Billion over 5 years is a lot better than $75 Billion. The Liberals do have their faults, but which party doesn't. THe Liberals have the experience and I think are the Lesser of 3 evils.

Just don't vote the NDP in. BC is still recovering from over a decade of NDP rule. Vote NDP if you want such great spending programs as $450 millions for 3 fastcat ferries. Ferries that don't even work right that were sold off to the company that built them for a whopping $19 million for 3 ferries. What a disgrace.

Make an informed decision, read the papers, watch the news but make sure you vote for someone that can protect Canada in these upcoming tumoultuous times. I'm leaning towards Liberals myself, only because no one else has shown me they can do any better. Harper is a little scary with his ties to the U.S. Maybe Bush offered him a seat on the NWO.

HAHA just had to add a little conspiracy since this is the site.

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