It has often been noted that “Canada always has the best national defence that the United States can afford.”
There is a lot of truth to this statement, but it also raises the question as to what will happen if the U.S. can no longer afford the defence of Canada? In fact, it is becoming evident that Canadians who want our way of life to continue have to seriously start considering being in support of U.S. President Donald Trump!
Let me explain. In 2020, the U.S. will hold another presidential election, and the most likely candidate for the Republicans will be Trump, naturally.
For the Democrats, it’s hard to know who the candidate will be – since so many are running for the nomination, but whoever the Democratic nominee is, we already know they will either be a socialist (Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, for example) or a candidate who is indebted to support the socialistic wing of the Democratic Party (Kristen Gillibrand, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, or others).
Such support will include “Medicare for All,” a program estimated to cost the U.S. more than $118 trillion in the next 10 years, and “The Green New Deal,” an environmental program costing roughly $98 trillion, again over the same 10 years. Currently, the entire U.S. debt, after running the government for 227 years, is “only” $21 trillion – so trying to absorb a new debt of $216 trillion in just 10 years is economic suicide. While the socialists think they can fund these programs by “taxing the rich,” what they fail to realize (as socialists always fail to realize) is that the rich anticipate these taxes, and move themselves (and their wealth) out of the country prior to such taxes being approved.
The history of socialism has been repeated by numerous nations – socialists move to take control of the government, the wealthy move themselves and their wealth out of the country, the middle class follows suit, and what’s left is abject poverty. Study Venezuela, Cuba, East Germany, Poland, North Korea, Romania, Bulgaria or any other socialist experiment.
In the case of the U.S., this abject poverty will be further worsened by new spending of $216 trillion. The American economy will collapse, but because Canada is so integrated into the overall North American economy, what happens in the U.S. is duplicated in Canada. We lose our biggest customer, our biggest supplier and our biggest lender of money. No other nation can replace the U.S. in this role. Socialists in the U.S. will not only destroy their country, they will destroy ours as well (and probably many others around the world).
In what has to be one of the most ironic realities I have ever seen, Canadians only have one option to prevent our national collapse – and that’s the re-election of Trump. As Trump is clearly not a socialist, his re-election offers us four more years of “business as usual.” Hopefully, by the time the next presidential election occurs, in 2024, socialism has been exposed as the fraud it really is, and, again, business continues as usual.
However, if socialism does win in 2024, you’ve had at least five years to get ready (and get out!).
Brian McLeod is a St. Albert resident.