C.W.E. wrote: ↑Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:08 pm
And one more thing about Justin Trudeau how on earth did he come to the decision to give that terrorist ten million of our taxpayers dollars???
Well, the precedent was set when Harper gave Arar 10 million taxpayer dollars plus his apology
Each was held as a terrorist, and each was acquitted on all charges of terrorism. While Khadr was working for a terrorist organization, he was only a child and was finally found not guilty. He was also held without charges or legal council or trial in violation of nearly every national and international law as well as tortured. Only circumantial evidence points to him killing a foreign soldier in a combat zone in a battle in which he was very badly wounded—which isn’t terrorism, and much evidence contradicts it.
The Canadian Government was going to lose 20 million dollars in an unwinnable case plus the hundred of millions spent trying to fight it. Trudeau nicely saved us ten million
Moral of the story: due process and fair trials are a thing in this country. This kid would be penniless and likely in juvenile had the Canadian Government properly extradited him.
Which leads me to my next thing of what makes a good leader.
A good leader is supposed to inspire confidence in those they govern. They are supposed to convey a feeling of calm and authority, inspire the people, and quell fear and uncertainty. A leader who can do that—in spite of any other faults or lack of skills or achievements—can do a huge good for the nation.
Winston Churchill and FDR were two leaders who exuded those qualities. In more recent times, Ronald Reagan and Barrack Obama—two presidents who are far more alike in both charisma, character, actions, and ultimately faults than either side is willing to admit.
Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump are both alike in the way they don’t exude those qualities. Trudeau’s youth and inexperience and silliness and wishywashiness dont give a strong impression and people won’t follow him. But he doesn’t play the fear card. He doesn’t pull on people’s apprehensions by inventing enemies out of virtually nothing.
That’s what Trump does. Trump also doesn’t have experience—specifically working for someone else or with anyone else and he is woefully behind Trudeau in understanding most aspects of leading a country... but he makes up for it by using anger and fear, two absolutely terrible qualities in any leader. He throws around American Exceptionalism like the US isn’t dependent on globalism. He is throwing a tantrum right now because Congress won’t appropriate funds for an expensive and ineffective wall (which Mexico was supposed to pay for), shuting down the government in a move every previous president tried to avoid and sending markets into a spiral.
People and businesses can handle high taxes, they can handle a poor economy, they can handle tariffs, they can handle strict laws... because you can plan for it. They cannot... ever... handle uncertainty, and people are waking up to the fact that Trump has virtually no idea what he is doing as he tweets policy and wields executive power that thank God we don’t have in Canada. And it was the fear that got him there. Get a bunch of rednecks together, tell them that illegals and Muslims are going to destroy them, and they’ll give up their freedoms, give up their taxes, and suppport you forever even though you probably have illegals working on your resorts and certainly have huge business ventures in the country where most of the 9/11 terrorists originated. It’s simply mind boggling.
I guess we’ll see where Trump takes it from here. He ran a three decade profitable airline out of cash in only 15 months. Sounds like par for the course.