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Now that the Conservatives finally got their majority that Harper has so desperately wanted for years it seems the sky hasn't fallen in on Canada. Yet.

Truthfully I don't really know what to think about it. We're only a week into it and everyone hasn't even been sworn in yet. I'm really not a fan of politicians. Most elections when there's four candidates on my ballot I simply write N-O-N-E.

The reality is that they all have good points which is why I'm undecided until I get into the ballot box with the pencil in my hand.

While the Conservatives may very well have been correct in saying that Michael Ignatieff "didn't come back for you." Are any really in it for you? In order to be Prime Minister or leader of any country for that matter you'd have to have a pretty big ego to believe you deserve the job.

But can we really trust a Prime Minister whose government is the first in the history of the entire British Commonwealth that was found in contempt of parliament? A government who first came to power promising transparency and accountability won't give us the true costs of the prisons they plan to build or the new fighter jet program - the most military expenditure in Canadian history?

Before you think I'm some left wing pinko who wants to turn the Canadian military into a pea shooter army like the NDP, my brother did three tours in Afghanistan. So I'm well aware of the need for equipping our military with the best equipment available.

But they do have a point that can be made from the Iron Maiden song "2 Minutes to Midnight" and that is "The madmen play on words and make us all dance to their song, to the tune of starving millions to make a better kind of gun."

Ultimately to protect oursleves from terrorism we would need to feed the starving millions and not give the terrorists an easy recruiting tool about how we westerners only care about the latest celebrity gossip and not a poor farmer's ability to feed his children.

But then if we have an NDP federal government what happens then? Of course the corporations should pay more taxes. But then if we do that guess what happens? Job cuts and/or price increases for the products they sell. So it's still us "ordinary people" who end up paying for it. And most likely those who can least afford to do so.

I guess what it all really boils down to is what Winston Churchill said "democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others."

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