Rethinking the political status quo
The ongoing failure of the global elites – who Justin Trudeau so willingly serves at our expense– opens up a possibility for a challenge to the status quo in Canada. We have the opportunity for a new Canadian Patriotic Movement to reshape the entire political landscape.
This movement would be focused on returning Canada back to the Canadian people, and empowering individuals, families, and local communities.
The Conservatives are the party best positioned to seize that opportunity, but doing so will require a different way of thinking.
To both regain power and use it effectively, the Conservatives cannot simply offer to tinker around the edges of the economy and government. Big changes are required.
The government has become a massive and unaccountable behemoth, bleeding Canadians dry. More and more of our money is taken from our pockets and put under the control of politicians. Good, full-time jobs are harder to find than ever, job security is rapidly disappearing, and a select few – those connected to government – are getting richer and more powerful while the rest of us struggle.
At the same time, our national security and our principles are under threat. Our Prime Minister even wants to turn us into a “Post National-State,” destroying our Canadian identity in the process.
Confronting, and pushing back against that agenda will take toughness and strength.
That’s why nothing will change if the Conservatives simply campaign as Liberals who will just spend a little bit less money. People already think the Liberals are the party of government, and the Conservatives can never beat them in that contest. That means the Conservatives must be the party of the people, standing up for all who have been betrayed and let down by the status quo.
The Liberals poll numbers have been going down, and it’s always possible they could just collapse on their own. But hope is not a strategy. If the NDP remains around 15%, the Conservatives can’t count on vote splitting to win the next election. They will have to broaden their support base, and to do so they must be seen as the party that truly serves Canada’s national interest.
That will require some different thinking.
For too long the Liberals, and at times even the Conservatives, have been stuck in the elitist economic ideology. It worked well for massive corporations and international banks, but not so well for the rest of us.
Blind devotion to free trade deals that empower foreign courts at our expense should be replaced with a Canada first economic plan. Part of a Canadian Patriotic Movement would be embracing Economic Patriotism that seeks to build up our domestic economy, strengthen our country, and put our interests first at all times. It would also be nationalistic, unafraid to express pride and admiration in our country and our national identity.
Here are some essential components of a Canadian Patriotic Movement
- The carbon tax and other regulations must be cancelled to unleash the true power and potential of the Canadian economy. We must never hurt our workers and our industries just to gain favour at elitist conferences in distant global capitals.
- We must never again sign an international trade deal that gives any foreign country jurisdiction over our court system or government decisions.
- We must strengthen our military and ensure we have a strong and modern force to protect our country. Relying on other countries to defend us is not an acceptable plan. We must handle it ourselves.
- We must be very clear that Canada’s national identity is based upon embracing freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of action, and economic freedom. We are the True North Strong & Free, and Free must mean something.
- Canada should be a welcoming country, but that welcome must be on our terms and must be based upon our commitment to ensuring we always remain a free nation – pushing back against any ideology or system that wants to suppress or take away our freedom.
- Eliminate foreign aid and keep our taxpayers money in Canada. Use it to help Canadians who are suffering instead of giving it away to foreign governments.
- Make sure that citizenship has meaning again.
- Use tax incentives to encourage Canadian companies to invest in Canada. Far better to have Canadian private sector companies investing in and owning our natural resources than foreign companies that could be controlled by foreign governments.
- While still working with other countries and making mutually beneficial trade deals, we must focus first and foremost on our domestic economy. Lower taxes for Canadian families, workers, and businesses will encourage more spending within our country, creating economic growth that benefits our people.
- End oil imports from Saudi Arabia. Bring in a “Buy Canadian” program to make sure 100% of Canada’s oil is domestically supplied. Support and strengthen the oil sands and other Canadian oil producers.
- Put Canadian Workers first, rather than falling for the same deals that have enriched China and other countries at the expense of our workers. If all the international banks and politicians think a deal is good, we should be very skeptical, since they don’t have our interests at heart.
- Restore justice to our justice system by ending the pathetically weak sentences handed down for the most heinous crimes.
- Our government must serve the Canadian People, rather than trying to control them. The State must get back to basics: build roads and essential infrastructure, administer services efficiently, keep Canadians safe, and otherwise keep taxes low and stay out of our lives.
When combined, those ideas would reshape the relationship between the government and the Canadian People. We would be put back in charge of our own destiny, freed from the overbearing control of the bureaucratic and political elites.
Achieving this will require a rethinking of the political spectrum. Rather than the traditional right vs left, the real battle is between globalist elites and Canadian Patriots.
Building a movement based on those ideas will also require winning votes from some Canadians who currently support the NDP, or have checked out of the political process all together. It will require firmly taking the mantle of “Canada’s Party,” away from the Liberals, who cynically hide behind patriotism when it’s convenient while selling us out behind the scenes.
For all the NDP’s many flaws, at least they used to be much more nationalistic in an economic sense – far more so than the Liberals. There is more overlap between the attitudes of many working NDP voters and Conservatives than many people think. Any Canadian Patriotic Movement will need the support of workers in the mines, factories, and blue-collar trades that have often supported the NDP in the past.
The millions of Canadians who have checked out of politics entirely are also a massive pool of potential support. A strong, nationalist, patriotic message has not been heard by many people in Canada in a very long time, and it would bring many people back into the political process, and many more into it for the first time.
Building a new movement is imperative, not just for one election win, but for long-term change. The previous government achieved political power, but so much of what they did was swept away by Trudeau in mere months. That is the consequence of tinkering around the edges, and not engaging a mass movement. Governments come and go, movements have staying power.
Remember: If the NDP does not recover, Conservatives will need close to 45% of the vote to win elections and move Canada off the dangerous globalist course we are on. That won’t happen if they run as a slightly different version of the same broken status quo.
Canadians are asking for a party to finally champion their concerns, and finally represent their interests. The Conservatives can be that party, but only if they are willing to fully move beyond elitism within their own ranks.
That’s why the Conservatives cannot remain the party that embraces endless free trade deals and international agreements that reduce our national independence and lower wages for Canadian workers. That is not a winning formula, either for a political party, or for our country.
Time for Canada to take our true place in the world
Canada is a nation of incredible potential wealth and abundance. Unfortunately, we are led by a government that still thinks small, and refuses to unleash our true strength. We are being held back by leaders who would rather serve global interests than Canadian interests.
That needs to change.
Canada must no longer be afraid to assert ourselves. We must take our rightful place as a powerful and influential nation. Embracing our true potential is the necessary path both for our national success, and for the political success of those seeking to defeat Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau is the candidate of the global elites, which means defeating him will require a movement built by and for Canadian Patriots.
It’s time to put Canada’s interests first. It’s time for a Canadian Patriotic Movement.