Politicians and Their Exotic Cars

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Politics |

When it comes to getting around town, politicians make wide swerves in the types of cars they drive. While some make a point to be humble with their chosen wheels, choosing economy and energy efficiency over prowess, others seem to not care less and sport around in exotic cars.

Over the years, Canadian Prime Ministers have shown their own flair for exotic cars, often choosing to get behind the wheel of an automobile that not only reflected their own personal style, but also spoke volumes about the state of the nation during the time of their rule.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

The first Prime Minister to use a car was also one of the most influential in Canadian history. Laurier saw Canada through the turn of the 19th century, when immigration was at a peak and the nation struggled to find its own separate identity from the mother land. His car of choice was the right-side driven Napier, a tribute to his roots and desire to create a nation that valued liberty above all else.

John Diefenbaker

The conservative Diefenbaker stepped down the official car a notch when he took office, opting for a sedate Oldsmobile 88 over the exotic Cadillacs that his predecessors were seen in. Hailing from the newly formed Saskatchewan, his choice in wheels was more relatable to the average Canadian. He also oversaw the official opening of the Trans-Canada highway, making car ownership an even more important part of the nation, and leisurely travel from Vancouver to Montreal possible.

Lester B. Pearson

Universal healthcare, pension plans, the Order of Canada and the flag can all be attributed to Pearson, along with a growing obsession with exotic cars in Canada. He drove around the country in a Ford Frontenac that was decked out in Maple Leaf badges, and gifted the Queen a made in Ottawa amphibious car appropriately named the Penguin. This little exotic never saw much road time, but it certainly made an impression on the monarch.

Pierre Trudeau

Trudeau’s flair will follow his term as prime minister forever. From his sideburns and natty suits to the rose in the lapel and convertible Mercedes Benz, Trudeau was a Canadian politician who was not afraid to defy convention. Nothing manufactured today can rival the beauty of Trudeau’s exotic car, and his family can still be seen riding around in it.


Unlike the rest of us, who have to rent an exotic car to get the thrill for a day, it is the Canadian taxpayer who pays for the Prime Minister’s wheels. It’s for that very reason why politicians may want to consider keeping it toned down to something their constituents could readily afford.

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Whose Side Are You On: Left vs. Right?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in News, Politics |

Do you know what makes the world go around?  Have you ever wanted to rule the world? If you have, then it might be useful for you to know that it’s the politics that makes the world go round.  In order to rule the world you must rule the politics which govern it.

In order to do just that it is necessary that you are politically active, involved in everyday questions concerning to our society and deciding upon our fates.  It is not to just necessary for you to vote, that too is necessary, but it is essential that you involve yourself as much as you can into everyday questions which concern yourself, your family, your friends, your community, your fellow citizens, and your entire country, and ultimately the world.

everyvotecountsWhen people think about politics they usually think about two main streams, and those are left wing and right wing.  But things in politics aren’t necessarily always black and white.  Some people believe that because of these dichotomy things in politics served to separate people into two main categories, which are mutually exclusive, two polarities which separate people into left or right.

However, this is not precisely the case.  Politics is much more complex than that.  Concerning some questions you may feel more inclined to the left or it to the right, or find yourself somewhere in between.  Libertarians, usually finds their opinions among both of these, but do in fact only support the leaders and the liberty which each person should have.

For example, concerning economic freedom, the left might hold of the opinion that the economy should be governments regulated, whereas the rights and believes that economic freedom is essential to any society.  For a libertarian, economic freedom makes more sense than government regulated economy, since even use more freedom to the people.

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On a different example, concerning the question of church and the state, the right wing holds the opinion that taxpayers should fund faith-based charities, whereas the left wing believes that the church and the state should be separated.  For a libertarian, separation of church and state makes more sense, which basically means that it’s the left wing opinion.

politics1As you can see from the given examples libertarians do not choose a specific political current which encompasses all their opinions.  Instead, they choose the best out of each.  They choose the opinions and beliefs which are most beneficial for the majority of people and which guarantees their liberties.  Therefore, libertarians often fight for personal freedom, economic freedom, non-interventionist foreign policy, respect for others property rights as well as tolerance of other’s property rights, civil liberties and privacy, individual right to keep and bear arms, separation of church and state, advancement based on individual ability and robust national defense.

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