"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Drill, baby! Drill!
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
Personally, at this point, I hope President Obama vetoes the bill and the Senate is unable to come up with the 67 votes to override it. Many Canadians, if not most, at this point would prefer we keep the production and transportation in country to both the west coast, for transport to Asia and to the east coast, for transport to Europe. If the powers that be don't want to be good business partners with Canada and its rich natural resources, we can find friends and partners elsewhere. The US has benefited greatly from decades of undervalued oilsands product and it's time Canadians benefited from the full market value of their resource. And we'll have long memories too.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Save the snail darter and destroy the human race. After all, without man the environment would be pristine.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
I also have a problem with imminent domain being used to force people off their property over a private business endeavor. Imminent domain should never be used to benefit a private corporation, especially if there won't be at large benefits for citizens.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Eminent domain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eminent domain (United States, the Philippines), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption (Hong Kong), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (South Africa, Canada) is the power to take private property for public use, by a state or a national government. However, it can be legislatively delegated by the state to municipalities, government subdivisions, or even private persons or corporations, when they are authorized to exercise the functions of public character.Meaning - North America - Europe - Australia
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
American producers are already taking a hit from lower PPB prices on the spot market. Texas fracking sites will have to compete with coastal refineries processing capacity.
Why should I care about America oil producers so long as Obama eats it. I'd rather shoot myself in the foot to win.