Paul  Weyrich

It has been rather exciting to watch the Canadian Elections. I had the benefit of discussing the projections with one Gerald Chipeur, an Alberta attorney who is involved with Conservatives in Canada. Chipeur called the elections right-on-the-money. He advised me via e-mail a few days before last Monday’s Elections that Liberals would not win despite reports by the United States media that the Liberals were closing the gap.

In fact, Chipeur and I inadvertently were involved in the Elections a few days before Election Day. Chipeur had contacted Free Congress out of concern for what the leftwing Canadian media could do to obtain from some unsuspecting United States conservative an off-the-charts quote which could be hung around Prime Minister-elect Stephen Harper’s neck. I asked my associate Bob Thompson, who runs our Coalition meetings, to tell American conservatives what the media up north intended to do and request that folks not conduct interviews until after the Canadian Elections. Of course, in this city of leaks, our e-mail had been released only a few hours before I received a call from the Canadian News Service. Our e-mail message mentioning Chipeur was read back to me.

Someone among the large group of folks who received the e-mail allegedly did himself a small favor by selling us out. The e-mail itself then became a story. I have not spoken with Chipeur but I suspect that he also received telephone calls from every prominent Canadian news operation. After speaking with two Canadian reporters I chose not to return such telephone calls. In the end, there just wasn’t enough there to make a fuss, although there was potential to blow this sky high. Conservatives did not conduct interviews. Small victory.

The morning after the Elections, it so happened I spoke with two Canadian Conservatives who had worked hard to win. One was thrilled with the outcome. The other was defeated, proclaiming the Elections a disaster.

My pessimistic friend said that inasmuch as Harper’s is a minority government, Harper could do almost nothing to encourage the Country to adopt a more reasonable view of the United States and to correct some premises of Cultural Marxism, which Canadians have espoused, such as same-sex marriage and abortion-on-demand.

Having often been confronted with two opposing views of policy and political questions in the United States, I determined that I personally would investigate the situation and found:

The people of Canada have become so liberal and hedonistic that the public ethic in the Country immediately could not reversed. It will take time. But with leadership it well may be possible to change the public ethic.


Paul Weyrich

Paul M. Weyrich is the late Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation.
 
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