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The American Partisan ^ | January 7, 2004 | Timothy Rollins

Posted on 01/07/2004 1:30:15 PM PST by MrBallroom

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In Memory of The Fallen 9-11-2001THE BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL
by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher

Second in a Series

January 7, 2004

Timothy Rollins - Beneath the Surface

Back in July, I penned a column "Back in the U.S. of A..." In it, I wrote how joyous it was to be home from Canada, and that while many Canadian people were indeed first-rate like they are here at home, they had a government that's gone totally amok and is completely out of control, and like California, Canada was not going to hell in a handbasket, but had in fact already arrived there - years ago.

FOX NEWS Anchor Bill O'Reilly (FNC)Perhaps it was even better put by Bill O'Reilly (right) of FOX NEWS who, in his "Talking Points" memo on December 9th wherein he reviewed the latest Tom Cruise film "The Last Samurai", had this to say about our friends to the north:

"But if you want real life, consider comparing America, the most powerful nation the world has ever seen to Canada, our liberal friend to the north. Canada has wiped out its traditional approach to life and replaced it with a secular society. Church attendance is down drastically. The military there is so underfunded it might go bankrupt. And legalized drugs are now a reality.

This is what a secular society brings. Many Canadians are appalled, but the secularists have won. Canada is totally dependent on America for defense, even while it thumbs its nose at America's traditional values.

Over the next 10 months, Americans will have to make a decision what kind of country we want to be, traditional or secular. Outside of the war on terror, this is a major issue today. The samurai lost their quest for a traditional society. So did the Canadians. It'll be interesting to see if we do, too."

In my time there, the complete abhorrence by the majority of Canadian people for what Americans consider traditional values didn't go unnoticed. For those who say Americans and Canadians aren't different, guess again! Whereas cohabiting couples are something you see in America, it isn't commonplace in Canada as much as it is prevalent. Why? Because laws are structured there in such a manner to promote adultery after separation by providing tax advantages to couples 'shacking up'. How? By checking the "Living Common-law" box on their tax returns, they get the same tax benefits that legally married couples are entitled to - even if they're still legally married to someone else but aren't living with them anymore.

Such actions have helped accelerate the destruction of the Canadian family at levels the government has intentionally blinded themselves to. Why have they intentionally blinded themselves on this issue by either refusing to keep statistics or if they're keeping them, they're suppressing them? Asides from the 'politically correct' angle of not wanting to make anyone look bad (especially themselves), let alone require anyone to take responsibility for their actions, they need to justify an increasing number of social workers, juvenile and adult probation officers as well as other assorted bureaucrats - in other words, to put more people on unionized government gravy trains and raise personal income taxes beyond their already confiscatory levels, which in some cases exceed 55% of personal income.

In Canada, the high-earner surcharge kicks in at $62,500, which comes to $47,150 American. In the United States, the high income surcharge doesn't kick in until the taxpayer makes $250,000. Ever get the feeling a whole population is getting shafted here?

In ten years there, it seemed the more Canadian people at large were observed, the less impressive they were outside my circle of friends and colleagues. My involvement with local issues was nominal and in one particular case, it involved going up against the United Church of Canada, perhaps the most liberal church in the country, and an outspoken advocate of not only the homosexual community, they also seemed to be on the wrong side of every issue conservatives took a stand on. It seemed to be an instance of biblical prophecy being fulfilled where it says:

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20 - King James Version)

America has long been a traditional society and that's something Canadians born after 1937 have never been able to figure out, nor will they unless they live down here long enough to catch a glimpse of America's divine destiny as well as Canada's. The moves to secularize Canadian society - most notably by Liberal governments beginning with the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau and continuing to this day are largely responsible for the moral decline of Canadian society over the last 40 years. It has fostered a climate where 'political correctness' has laid siege to such a degree where no escape from its destructive grip may be available anytime soon, if ever.

With the current government philosophies in place, may God have mercy on the next generation, for they may very well be Canada's last unless radical changes are made - and fast. ***

© 2004 Timothy Rollins

All writers retain rights to their work.

TOPICS: Canada; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bankruptcy; decency; defense; editorial; ethics; honor; integrity; morality; secularism; society; taxes; traditionalism

1 posted on 01/07/2004 1:30:17 PM PST by MrBallroom
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To: MrBallroom
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

And wasn't it Bill Clinton that said, "Left is right, good is bad, etc." ????

2 posted on 01/07/2004 1:37:38 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ("Duty is ours, Results are God's" --John Quincy Adams)
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To: MrBallroom
Canada is not a real country anymore. It hasn't been one for years. We humor them when we pretend otherwise.

They've ceded national defense to America, they are dependent on the States economically, and to the degree that they define themselves culturally as not being American, they are dependent on us there as well.

Now Americans are too polite to call our Northern neighbors on these uncomfortable realities, but the facts remain.

Everything that has happened since Confederation points in the same direction. The future of Canada lies in political union with the United States.

3 posted on 01/07/2004 1:42:14 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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That was George Costanza in the "Even Stevens" episode.
4 posted on 01/07/2004 1:42:42 PM PST by Dilbert56
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To: billorites
I guess what I'm trying to say is that Canada is a vassal state.
5 posted on 01/07/2004 1:45:08 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: MrBallroom
This confirms something I've felt for a long time, which is that the big issues of our day are spiritual, having to do with the nature of man, the nature of good and evil, righteousness and justice, particularly as they manifest themselves in public discussion, institutions, laws, culture, and the virtue of personal behavior. The big conflicts today are spiritual in nature.
6 posted on 01/07/2004 1:52:53 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again...")
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To: billorites
I say let the various Canadian provinces in, except for Quebec. Let them be what they apparently wish to be...a colony of France, connected culturally, economically, and governmentally to Europe.
7 posted on 01/07/2004 1:54:37 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again...")
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To: MrBallroom
I believe Jesus also said, "In the last days, good will be called evil and evil will be called good."

THIS ELECTION 2004 IS FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA! I pray we are up to the challenge.
8 posted on 01/07/2004 1:55:24 PM PST by CyberAnt (America is the greatest force for good on the planet ..!!)
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To: CyberAnt
I pray we are too. But if you are visiting the threads today, you can get quite apprehensive about the election.
9 posted on 01/07/2004 2:00:29 PM PST by ladyinred (W/04)
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To: ladyinred
Is Jesus on the ballot?

I would tend to think that if something akin to the AMERICAN SOUL were at stake in an election, we, as a people are doing something massively socially irresponsible: something that elections are in no way equipped to address.

That something "massively socially irresponsible" is happenning is not being questioned. I would look more directly into the problem for solutions which I do not think "politics" were meant to nor can, address.

That is, the problem is with US, not the USA. So are the solutions.
10 posted on 01/07/2004 3:49:19 PM PST by smallchild
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To: smallchild
... with US and our society's 'mutated unto liberal death' taboo structure.
11 posted on 01/07/2004 5:03:25 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: My2Cents
They always have been. What has been difficult is for some people to SEE that! Whoever it was who said "A villain is just a sick hero." contributed to the mess, but I doubt that he started it.
12 posted on 01/07/2004 5:51:48 PM PST by Old Student (WRM, MSgt, USAF (Ret.))
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To: MrBallroom
13 posted on 01/08/2004 4:09:40 AM PST by (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at
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