Paycheck wrote:I have little patience for people who would call that petition "strident". Let me guess, liberals right? That petition can be signed by anyone, left, right, or center.
I was telling you what other people said. If I was writing it the tone might be different but I would sign it the way it is written if I could.
The ones spamming the list and taking a strident view are liberals, for the most part. All conservatives that I have had communication with have either been very positive or offered constructive criticisms. In my opinion, obviously, the tone was just right.
We are in a war for our freedom of speech. The time for soft ball stuff went out the window when Scott Brockie had to fork over $200K in defending himself in these Commissions. And there will be many, many more of us. And let me give you a hint on who those people are going to be: Christians who do not have the benefit of anonymity on a discussion board.
I had a good friend of mine who is a reporter for a pretty large radio station in one of Canada's big cities tell me that we must hit back hard against liberals. That's the only way we are going to get some respect and stop the relentless attack on Christians (and let's face it, that's what this whole thing is about). This is not about an attack against "conservatives". Nobody is going to file a complaint against you because you are for lower taxes, I can assure you of that.
I told him that it would likely not happen because we are too fearful and are not willing to put our necks on the line for it. Who is going to do it? "Not me" is the unanimous reply. So, little by little, day after day, month after month, year after year, tyranny keeps advancing popping us off one by one, until it has total control. And why? Because we live, breathe, eat, and think in a culture of fear. We are too afraid and too timid to risk what we have. And once we've descended there, you can kiss your freedom goodbye. It's not that there are tyrants out there. There always will be. What kept them in check in the past is a large number of people who would be willing to sacrifice something to keep them in their place. That situation does not exist anymore.
And the loss over marriage is a perfect example of why we are in the situation today in this country. If I asked you "what is marriage" in the past, there would be no problem in defining it. Today, of course, that is a different matter. The same holds true for freedom of speech. In the past, basically anything outside of physical threat or slander could pass. Today, that's not so clear.
My fellow Canadians, marriage and freedom are built on the same foundation of truth. If, as a nation, we deny the very union which sustains our country, what hope will we have in defending our country against attacks on civil and religious liberties? If we will not defend marriage, then we will not preserve freedom. If our government can redefine something so basic and timeless as marriage, they can also re-define our freedoms.
If Bill C-38 becomes law, the fundamental cornerstone of our society will have been toppled. And when a nation fails to recognize the most basic objective moral and physiological truths, democracy itself will be emptied of its power so that only an empty shell will remain. And when a strong wind blows, I ask you, what will happen to that empty shell?
My fellow Canadians, at this critical moment in our history when our country is on the brink of moral collapse, all of us are faced with the central question: Shall we defend marriage or shall we retreat? If we retreat to buy a little time, what will become of our freedoms when our opponents seek to dictate what is taught in our schools, our churches, and even our homes? And what will be left for our children and their posterity? What will become of their freedoms? Of their divine right to practice their faith and enjoy their civil liberties? Will we lie to ourselves today and say it won't impact us because we fear the sacrifices that come with it? http://www.socon.ca/art-m4mspeech.html