True Canadians Reject Political Violence, Even As The Elites Try To Divide Our Nation

A democracy can only function when disputes are settled at the ballot box, rather than through violence.

A disturbing report revealed that Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has received “at least 11 death threats,” during her time in office, according to security documents.

In one especially disturbing incident, someone made a funeral application at a funeral home in Notley’s name.

The report has rightfully caused politicians across the political spectrum to speak out against political violence and threats of political violence.

I’m no fan of Rachel Notley, but I want to see her lose an election, not get hurt. Even politicians that suck at their jobs and have horrible ideas are still Canadians, and deserve to live in safety.

After all, a democracy can only function and survive when disputes are settled through elections, not violence.

With that mind, there are a few things to consider:

First of all, we know that true Canadians reject the idea of political violence and reject violent threats. Criticizing a politician is one thing (and politicians should be heavily criticized – even harshly when warranted), while threatening harm is a totally different thing.

Threatening to harm someone because of a political dispute is something that represents an unhinged perspective, and is often seen in radical groups like Antifa, the actual alt-right, and radical Islamists who seek to bypass democracy and go directly to violence in their attempt to gain power.

The hypocrisy of divisive leaders

In the wake of the report on Notley, ‘leaders’ like Justin Trudeau have said all the right things about condemning violence and condemning threats. Everyone agrees with that.

However, Trudeau has not acknowledged the role he is playing in increasing political anger and division in our nation.

We’ve seen how the Trudeau government regularly demonizes political opponents. Instead of seeing those who oppose the Liberals as Patriotic Canadians who simply have a different perspective, the Trudeau government refers to people as ‘bigots,’ ‘racists,’ ‘deniers,’ and more. The Notley government called Albertans “Sewer Rats.”

So, the same politicians who are contributing to a political environment of rising anger are trying to position themselves as the solution to that same anger, while avoiding any responsibility for their own role.

Politics often brings out negativity in all of us, and I’m sure I’ve contributed to that negativity as well. And negativity is not inherently a bad thing, as it’s often necessary to report on a negative action.

And yet, we realize that if our country is to truly move forward and truly become united, all of us must embrace the power of Patriotism and see each other as fellow citizens, rather than as enemies.

For that to happen however, the elites who benefit from keeping us divided need to either wake up to the damage they are doing, or – more likely – be replaced by leaders who can actually act in the interests of all Canadians, rather than dividing us with identity politics and exclusionary rhetoric.

Canada has a tremendous potential future ahead of us, but under our current leadership we are instead heading down a perilous path. Much of the anger in the country is a result of seeing our potential squandered and wasted, and we need to come together as a united nation before that potential is irrevocably lost.

Spencer Fernando

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If the government is the problem, the people have the right to remove it by force if necessary. Liberal governments need to be removed by what ever means is necessary. They were not elected to destroy or country or way of life. Waiting for the ballot box may be too late. It is this type of government that instills violence.

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

Agreed, BJ!

Ralph Knapp
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Ralph Knapp

The son learned well from the Father with respect to arrogance and divisiveness. Too bad the son did not inherit his Father’s intelligence.

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Gary

I agree Spencer, these threats of violence are something you would see come from some third world country. I also understand the level of frustration these people feel to make these kinds of threats. To hear these politicians promise the world to be elected and then completely do the opposite and lie lie lie strait faced is beyond comprehension. In the real world we are punished for the same actions that these politicians do on a dayly bases,and there in lies the problem. To be a true democracy there must be accountability. These politicians must not be able to lie… Read more »

alan skelhorne
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threats of violence,if trudeau gets elected for a second term, you better decide what side you are going to be on. check anywhere in history, when a government is ran by a dictator. remember the old saying, dictators are cowards, and trudeau is a coward. hell, after the first shot is fired in a revolution, these dictators go into hiding. its only my opinion, but in reality. just google up traitors n see what you get.. i am 70 years old, and i will fight for my country.

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Reijo Silvennoinen

I would be curious to know more about people who have made these “death threats” against Notley and why they might have. I realize that some may be “over the top” or some even not really credible. However, I also have heard of (but don’t know first-hand) people here in Alberta who have basically lost all their savings and jobs also. That is pretty serious. Some were well-to-d0 engineers etc. in the oil patch and have been out of work for years now with no UIC benefits etc. This can also be laid squarely in Notley’s and Trudeau’s court and… Read more »

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NancyW

Venezuela was a peaceful, hard working country, they tried to elect a good government when the one they had was taking everything off them, controlling everything, spending on themselves not the people paying them (tax) but the government would not let anyone else run against them, cheering themselves as the winning government, Hospitals closed, the stores became empty and when the people started protesting they were lied to repeatedly, they protested again and were shot down by the police and army that they had paid for. The people who still had paying jobs still could not afford to feed their… Read more »

Tommy Hawk
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Thank you, sir, for a well written and timely article. Over time I have admired your skill at putting subjects into articles that not only lay out the reasoning but also explain that reasoning in terms that everyone can clearly understand. Personally, although I loathe the individual who at present is supposedly the ‘leader of our country’ but is, in fact, the cause of the dissension and distrust rampant across our country. Violence begets violence and, as history clearly demonstrates, is not a solution, but is, indeed another problem. I am for ‘town hall’ meetings — something from the past… Read more »

Bob Hayward
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Bob Hayward

Do not agree with you completely on this. Look what Notley and Trudeau have done, they have completely ignored the wishes of their voters. They lied and twisted the truth on a daily bases to the citizens of Alberta and Canada. Help themselves to our money and run up debts that will take years to pay off. All under the guise of we have been elected by the voters. They both should be removed from office long before the next election.