Sep 132018
 

NAFTA

How Canada will fare in closing trade negotiations with the United States is among the big questions of the day. Actions like Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s impotent trade retaliations only serve to demonstrate Canada’s failure to understand the election of Donald Trump, a president who has vowed from the beginning that he would re-negotiate NAFTA.

So says Salim Mansur, who joins us for a discussion that illustrates ‘political theatre’ from NAFTA to the New York Times, where an admission of apparent criminal and unethical behavior on the part of an anonymous op-ed writer is being reported as reflecting poorly on Donald Trump! Thanks to the Trump Derangement Syndrome, when it comes to anything political, we don’t get news anymore. Instead we get political theatre masquerading as news.

Watching Leftist politicians/media on both sides of the Canada/US border signal the virtues of ‘free trade’ while standing firm on their protectionist policies is pure political theatre. It is political theatre watching them accuse Trump of being the villain opposed to free trade – when the only national leader on the world stage who has explicitly sought ‘zero’ tariffs and barriers in those very terms has been Donald Trump!

Fact is, certain economic interests often join forces with political interests willing to use the force of law to give them a trade advantage by placing barriers and tariffs on their competition. Or, an advantage can be secured by government subsidies or tax breaks unavailable to others. Given his ‘no tariffs no barriers’ trade philosophy, that’s why Donald Trump is their enemy and must be made to look the fool.

Free trade is not merely about economics, as most would like to believe. In arriving at a trade deal that is Just Right for everyone affected, it might be useful to remember that the ‘free’ in ‘free trade’ ultimately refers to the individuals engaged in it.

Aug 192018
 

Caledonia Protest

The more things change the more they stay the same. That is certainly true when it comes to principals and principles. While Antifa are the main principals when it comes to protests in 2018 back in 2006 it was a gang of thugs in Caledonia, Ontario. And while the principals may have changed what remains unchanged are the the principles upon which the law should act when faced with such protests.

Dusting off a 12-year-old episode of Left, Right & Center with Jim Chapman and Bob Metz we find reference to the old Caledonia protest and the philosophic principles which should guide the actions of law enforcement. It can be demonstrated that when they disregard these principles only more chaos and protests ensue.

Also in this episode; just a few short weeks away from Canada’s relaxing of cannabis prohibition laws we can go back to 2006 and hear how Bob Metz correctly predicted the collusion between government and organized crime (cronies) years before anyone could have foreseen the new pot laws. Gun crime was the issue being discussed but one of the solutions was the end to cannabis prohibition; a real end and not just a continuation of monopolistic control on the growth and distribution which we see being planned by many provincial governments.

Not heard since it was originally broadcast on CHRW on October 11, 2006, and just a few months away from the creation of his own program, have a listen to Bob Metz put two never-ending issues into a perspective which is Just Right.

Apr 192018
 

Mark Zuckerberg

In attempting to live up to the ideals of free speech and free trade, the complexity of achieving each soon becomes apparent. That’s because in practice, neither of these ideals literally exists – even in the Western nations that rightly hold them as high virtues.

Given the best of intentions, it is highly doubtful that Mark Zuckerberg’s recent grilling before a US Senate hearing committee will actually pave the way towards any guarantee of ‘free speech’ on Facebook. His hauntingly welcome acceptance of government regulation on ‘privacy’ issues that would affect how he runs his Facebook business model may well open the barn door to the entrenchment of regulated speech – by government.

Said Zuckerberg: “Our position is not that regulation is bad. I think the Internet is so important in people’s lives and it’s getting more important, the expectations on Internet companies and technology companies overall are growing. And I think the real question is ‘What is the right framework for this?’ not ‘Should there be one?’” Continue reading »

Mar 082018
 

Pouring Steel

No good deed goes unpunished, especially if that good deed results in a win-win situation. That’s the lesson being enforced by the City of London’s crackdown on one driver who offered inexpensive rides to cancer patients.

It all began when a story broke that the city had carried out a ‘sting’ operation and fined a volunteer driver for offering a personalized two-way transportation service to these patients – because she charged a nominal fee ($12) to cover her own expenses.

Though strongly supportive of the driver, the community’s collective outrage unfortunately became misdirected against bylaw enforcement officers who were merely acting in accordance with bylaws established by an elected municipal council. That rage should have been directed at the city’s controlled and regulated taxi industry, which is the source of the trade prohibition being forced upon each side – both the driver and the driver’s passengers.

Called a ‘good Samaritan’ by many, the anonymous driver (referred to as ‘Nancy’ in some media coverage) was praised for her selfless service to others. It was widely expressed that without people like ‘Nancy’ available for those in need, the needy would have no other affordable transportation options. The outpouring of support from Londoners was expressed through open-line calls, letters to the editor, complaints to city hall, and thousands of dollars raised through public funding drives. Continue reading »

Feb 152018
 

Nunes Memo

Hot on the heels of the release of the ‘Nunes memo,’ Salim Mansur once again joins us to share an insight that both explains the incredible significance of its release, and offers a ‘who’s who‘ behind the illegalities and corrupt activities orchestrated by the Democratic Party against Donald Trump.

The ‘Nunes memo’ is named after Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) in the U.S. Congress, California representative Devin Nunes.

His January 18, 2018 memo to that committee summarized an “investigation update” on “significant facts relating to the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the DOJ and FBI and their use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the 2016 presidential election cycle.”

The memo was declassified by the order of the President on February 2, 2018. As always, the devil is in the details and with Salim connecting the dots, the story that unfolds tells a tale that dwarfs the infamous Watergate scandal, a story that compelled then-president Richard Nixon to resign. Continue reading »

Jan 042018
 

Jerusalem

Still suffering from the Trump Derangement Syndrome, North America’s “establishment” media during 2017 continued to misrepresent the president at every opportunity. Why? (1) To discredit Donald Trump, and, (2) To cover up the real scandals in the Democratic camp, many that are criminal and treasonous in nature.

As the establishment news media continues to disseminate “fake news” as its means of opposing Trump and hiding self-evident truths, it’s always refreshing to have Salim Mansur join us for a real news update. U.S. President Donald Trump has already accomplished more during his first year in office than most presidents accomplish within their entire mandates, notes Salim.

For example, it took Donald Trump to finally execute America’s long-standing policy of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s legitimate capital city. It took Donald Trump to decisively defeat ISIS, the terrorist group that was aided and abetted by the policies of the previous American administration. It took Donald Trump to enact the always-promised-but-never-delivered tax-cuts for Americans. It took Donald Trump to deregulate America beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. Under Donald Trump, the American economy is once again booming as it has not done in decades.

Trump has not only put America first; he is also advising other nations to do the same by encouraging them to similarly act in their own best interests. Continue reading »

Sep 282017
 

Man with megaphone

“Hello darkness, my old friend…”

Though not yet law, Canada’s Motion 103 (M-103) (against “Islamophobia” and “systemic racism”) has an intent, warns Salim Mansur, Western University’s associate professor of political science.

“I would go as far as to say that in Canada we do not have free speech,” he laments. “What we have is regulated speech.

“In fact, in all of the Western nations except the United States, there is no free speech. There is regulated speech. It’s only in the United States that we come closest to the ideal of free speech because of the First Amendment.” Continue reading »

May 252017
 

Sandra Solomon and Ted Harlson

Ask someone whether “Islam” is the root cause of the world-wide terrorism associated with it, or whether it is just the “people using” Islam to justify violent terrorism, the answer you get will depend on that person’s definition of Islam.

Is Islam a “religion” or a “political ideology”? Or both? Or neither?

To help us understand the devil in the details so lacking in definitions, Islam takes on an entirely different “definition” when described by someone who has lived it – right in the heart of Saudi Arabia itself.

Her name is Sandra Solomon and today she joins us in studio to share her story. It is a glimpse into a life that few in the West can truly appreciate. Her personal experience has led Sandra to begin a crusade across Canada to warn Canadians about the dangers of Sharia Law and the Islamization of Canadian public schools. Continue reading »