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It would be unthinkable in Canadian public life today
by 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

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

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

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

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It is well known that I am pro-life...
but I would not seek to impose my views on the Canadian people.
- 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 place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist
mindset of the courts is in the political arena.
- Stockwell Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the
unthinkable by using pop culture images.
- John Shirley

What kind of America do people want to leave for their
children? What horrors are down the road,
stuff that was unthinkable 30 years ago?
- Randall Terry

They were so exhausted and seasick and all they could
do was crawl up those beaches.
And thousands of them lay dead in no time at all.
It's unthinkable.
- Barry Pepper

If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one,
anything else is unthinkable.
- Wilfred Owen

We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts.
We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities
that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
- James W. Fulbright

I think life without Coronation Street would be unthinkable.
It's part of all our lives.
- Michael Parkinson

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought,
unless it be the entire absence of thought.
- Samuel Butler

The big lesson I learned from Hurricane Katrina is
that we have to be thinking about the unthinkable because
sometimes the unthinkable happens.
- Michael Leavitt

You're a Catholic in Italy when you're born,
it's unthinkable to stop being Catholic.
You just take the rules a lot more seriously,
because it pervades your culture.
- Andrew Greeley

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle
age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
- Andre Gide

We are not concerned with the very poor.
They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by
the statistician or the poet.
- E. M. Forster

One of the extraordinary things about human events
is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
- Salman Rushdie

The unthinkable occurred: two communist countries went to war with each other.
- Neil Sheehan

To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
- Tom Robbins

What we learned on September 11 is that the unthinkable
is now thinkable in the world.
- John Ashcroft

We, the generation that faces the next century,
can add the solemn injunction "If we don't do the impossible,
we shall be faced with the unthinkable."
- Petra Kelly

They used to be seen as insane or unthinkable acts of madmen.
But if they take place they'll be called "war" too.
And there will still be no conventional war.
- Bruce Sterling

We have no choice but to be guilty.
God is unthinkable if we are innocent.
- Archibald MacLeish

Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person,
provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated
to life's further development.
- Lewis Mumford

A lot of the things that until now seemed unthinkable
are starting to be thinkable.
- Nick Johnson

Dante can be understood only within the context of Italian thought,
and Faust would be unthinkable if divorced from its German background;
but both are part of our common cultural heritage.
- Gustav Stresemann

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by
the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel.
These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly
bring on unwelcome after-effects.
Their precise nature is anyone's guess,
though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.
- Warren Buffett

You do now have one in three people,
as shown by the famous Carlton Monarchy debate poll,
saying they want to get rid of the Monarchy.
That was unthinkable even three, four years ago.
- Anthony Holden

A graphic representation of data abstracted from the
banks of every computer in the human system.
Unthinkable complexity.
Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind,
clusters and constellations of data.
Like city lights, receding.
- William Gibson

I'm voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable.
Which most of us will probably do.
I hope all of us.
I've always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party,
but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable.
- Richard Gere

So without that Canadian invention we were grounded.
And so that was a really important and key part of
the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.
- Chris Hadfield

Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits,
are essentially a temperate people.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada,
but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders.
- Stephen Harper

I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts;
perhaps it was my Canadian accent.
- Leslie Nielsen

From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have
clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every
way to make Canada's war effort as effective as possible.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian
beef down to the United States.
- Max Baucus

And on a Canadian set, everybody is equal.
You get paid the same.
You live together in barracks.
You have a communal kitchen.
You buy and cook your own food.
- Sandra Oh

My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am.
I will always be proud to be a Canadian.
- Jim Carrey

If I can raise more money for charities,
or get more Canadian kids to play golf,
the green jacket will mean even more.
- Mike Weir

The thing about Canada is, you're not really considered
a Canadian actor unless you do something with the CBC.
- Lexa Doig

During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year,
I worked for a small Canadian company which developed
electrical instruments for military planes.
- Walter Kohn

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and CSIS have provided
extraordinary co-operation,
as I mentioned earlier.
- Paul Cellucci

I had done Shrek as a Canadian and I'm very proud to be Canadian,
but I knew I could give more to it.
- Mike Myers

Our expanding Canadian operations are concrete evidence
of General Motors confidence in Canada.
- Charles E. Wilson

On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa,
helping to build the first of a series of econometric
models for the Canadian government.
- Lawrence R. Klein


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