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Our history is that we can very aggressively,
by Stockwell Day

Our history is that we can very aggressively,
if necessary, and openly and democratically discuss our differences.
We have a democratic history in which we come together
and vote on these things.
- Stockwell Day

Like 84% of Canadians, I believe in God.
- Stockwell Day

Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the
supremacy of God and the rule of law.
- Stockwell Day

I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should
also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.
- Stockwell Day

 

The same undisciplined government spending and social
engineering that has undermined our economy over the
past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land.
- Stockwell Day

I am more convinced than ever that a lively two party
system is essential to our democracy.
- Stockwell Day

Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal
Party and the Conservative Party.
- Stockwell Day

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The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist
mindset of the courts is in the political arena.
- Stockwell Day

Our Parliamentary system has simply failed to meet
the challenge of judicial activism.
- Stockwell Day

Time and time again, history has proved that the conservatives
are right and the liberals are wrong.
- Stockwell Day

It would be unthinkable in Canadian public life today
for the public inauguration of our supreme political
figures to be accompanied by prayer.
- Stockwell Day

It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who
has been mugged by reality.
- Stockwell Day

It is well known that I am pro-life...
but I would not seek to impose my views on the Canadian people.
- Stockwell Day

Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.
- Stockwell Day

Individuals have little opportunity to get elected
to Parliament under the label of the government party...
unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister
and pledged to be cooperative.
- Stockwell Day

Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired.
A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is
in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group
to use its facility for marriage ceremonies.
The list goes on.
- Stockwell Day

Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party
ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq.
For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection,
but that he had to face it.
- Stockwell Day

In the United States, commentators recognize that,
generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions
over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic,
while most people, again generally speaking,
who hold conservative positions will vote Republican.
- Stockwell Day

The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical
Canadian story nowadays is along this line:
that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation
as a nation of rapid social change.
- Stockwell Day

My parents did not have a perfect marriage.
It was pretty good, but it was not perfect.
My marriage is not perfect.
My wife is, but I happen to be imperfect.
However, that does not discount the fact that the definition
of marriage must be defended and protected.
- Stockwell Day

Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least
two official objections to his public statements along
with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights
Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.
- Stockwell Day

Our national media refuses to report that even the
Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right
in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition
violated anyone's right or that the heterosexual definition
of marriage was unconstitutional.
- Stockwell Day

The thinking was that so long as the British kept our
basic documents in their hands and so long as they
kept the formal right to change them,
changes in our system would be careful and deliberate.
- Stockwell Day

Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the
positions of marriage commissioners who have,
for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages.
It has happened in Saskatchewan.
- Stockwell Day

I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would
address these legal and constitutional arguments,
but they refuse to.
They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world,
but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.
- Stockwell Day

There are Americans will find it difficult to believe
that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings,
and can so efficiently move individuals out of private
life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate.
- Stockwell Day

If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools,
including elementary grades, include the same portrayals
of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual
instruction? Will there be the same presentation of
homosexual activity? Of course there will.
- Stockwell Day

Canada evolved within the British Empire:
it inherited the Parliamentary system,
the Cabinet system and all the other features of the
British constitutional system which had been in place,
for the most part, for several centuries before Canada was even thought of.
- Stockwell Day

As all human beings are, in my view,
creatures of God's design,
we must respect all other human beings.
That does not mean I have to agree with their choices
or agree with their opinions,
but indeed I respect them as human beings.
- Stockwell Day

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau


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