Thursday 1 September 2011

The Tea Party Libertarians in Ontario

This is a frightening prospect for me. The Tea Party is rampant in my riding Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington.
I have written about it earlier, the race in near-by Mississippi Mills.

Close race in Ontarios Conservative Carleton-Mississippi Mills

Locally, there is some fooferaw around the provincial Conservative nomination run in Carleton-Mississippi Mills riding. 
UPDATE: Jack MacLaren won the nomination
Candidate who toppled Norm Sterling is a ‘bully,’ PC riding president says.

There is much going on behind the scenes in a political party whereby incumbents are forced to step aside, especially someone like MPP Norm Sterling, with a long history of serving the area. 

(Ernie) Eves attacks Ontario Tory 'Tea Party' elements

...from one of its own.Former premier Ernie Eves said Wednesday there are "Tea Party...challenges."I don't care who hears this," Eves said at a recent tribute dinner for Sterling...he said at the time.

Manipulating a nomination election has to be the worst form of corruption. The articles says,
"Just weeks after Sterling fell, in fact, the Conservatives convinced two candidates to bow out of the race in Ottawa West-Nepean to acclaim Citizen columnist Randall Denley as its candidates. When a third candidate balked at that demand, he was dumped by the party and told he would not be allowed to run.
Ade Olumide said he was initially summoned to a meeting with a senior party official and told that
 'to think this is a democratic process is a fallacy. This is a private club. It's a business.' "

The Libertarians in this area are fighting for little government intervention in land use, fighting against same-sex marriage, and all the other issues that cross into the US-based Tea Party.

The Tea Party is an American populist[1][2][3] political movement, which is generally recognized as conservative and libertarian,[4][5] and has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009.[6][7][8] It endorses reduced government spending,[9][10] opposition to taxation in varying degrees,[10] reduction of the national debt and federal budget deficit,[9] and adherence to an originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution.[11]

Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington

8 Aug 2007 – LanarkFrontenacLennox and Addington. Electoral district description: Population: 113077.


Kay L. Davies said...

My husband and I found ourselves at the same dinner table as some Tea Partiers on our last trip. I haven't had so much trouble making conversation since the 70s when I picked up two girls who were hitchhiking (so they wouldn't get picked up by anyone dangerous), and discovered they were drag queens. All they wanted to talk about was their hair, nails, makeup... and they giggled all the time. But I'd pick them up again rather than try to be polite to Tea Party members.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Powell River Books said...

The Tea Party is scary enough here south of the border. I hate to think of it at home. - Margy

DUTA said...

Well, reducing debt, deficit and government spending can't be that bad.

In a multi ethnical society such as the canadian or american, a big debt could lead to disintegration of the nation and to foreign intervention.

Jenn Jilks said...

Canada's debt isn't all that big. Our economy is better than most. If governments do not look after its people, who will?
The Tea Party doesn't seem to look out for those who cannot look after themselves. If we all pay our taxes, we can all ensue that those who may be at risk will be supported.
We need to look after our people, Duta.

DUTA said...

Yes, I know Canada has a solid economy, but what's happening in America might spread to your country too.

I'm afraid America's problems are unsolvable in the near future regardless of who's the leader in charge.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so sorry that this horrible embarrasment has spread upwards across the border. The party seems to be composed of ignorant and frightened people and the repu blican conservative politicians are capitalizing on their fear and hatred. I am afraid for our country.