Tonight on Glenn Beck’s show, Sally Pipes, author of “The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care” was on to try and dissuade Americans of the false hope of socialized medicine. I clearly think she makes the case as a former Canadian, but the decision is up to you, whether you allow this country to follow that path or not. If royalty from other countries are coming to America for healthcare, why should we change our system? What makes nationalized and/or socialized healthcare such a good thing?
As Pipes says, it’s not dependent on coverage, but it’s dependent on access, which is extremely limited in countries with a “single-payer” system (i.e., sociliazed medicine).
A very good friend of mine, Marvin Levant, has been emailing me over the past couple of days. His son, Ezra Levant, an attorney in Canada, has been undergoing a series of hearings of the Alberta Human Rights Council; specifically before member Shirlene McGovern. His offense? Publishing the Mohammed cartoons in the magazine, the Western Standard. Here’s only one of the clips in the series he’s posting.
From Ezra’s site:
The hearings were actually in response to two complaints. The first was filed by a radical imam in Calgary, Syed Soharwardy, a tin-pot fascist who has publicly called for Canada to be ruled by sharia law. Soharwardy boasts of his studies in Pakistani madrassahs and his religious lectures in Saudi universities, and he’s bringing those Saudi and Pakistani values to Canada.
The second, almost identical, complaint was made by the Edmonton Muslim council. The chief difference between the two is that the Edmontonians cleaned up their spelling and grammar, and left out some of the nuttier sharia law arguments that are Soharwardy’s specialty.
The “human rights” officer asked me to answer the Edmonton complaint that these cartoons made life dangerous for Muslims, and ought to be banned for that reason.
Folks, you gotta love those Canadians who ARE our friends. They want so badly to be conservative, but they have so many liberal leaders in their country that they are fighting to break out.
Another piece today from the Canadian Coalition for Democracies, by Alastair Gordon, reveals exactly what he’d like to hear at the U.N. I believe this is probably his much-chagrined response to the cartoon cavalcade we’ve had over the past two days, and I wish I could hear it, too. Published in the National Post:
Published: Thursday, September 21, 2006
When Stephen Harper addresses the UN today, Alastair Gordon hopes his remarks might sound something like this…
Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here today. Where to start? Let’s go to the Far East and work our way round the globe.
- Taiwan is a peaceful, self-made democracy with the world’s 17th largest economy. Yet it has consistently been denied entry to the UN. Meanwhile, Iran, a wretched theocracy threatening the world with nuclear Armageddon, is a member not only of the UN General Assembly, but also of the Human Rights Council. Canada will now support Taiwan’s full participation in the UN and its agencies. I am also taking this opportunity to announce Canada’s withdrawal from the “One China” policy embraced by my predecessor.