Oak Bay Retiree – Lord Strathcona – He built the CPR – a Kapitalist’s Kapiitalist – one-time MP
The other day the Old Timer from Pincher Creek asked me how I’d clean up election debates.
He asked the right guy. I was a member of the Canadian House of Commons and fought many an election battle – and often ignored the Marquis of Queensbury Rules.
Americans don’t force their presidential candidates to debate. Presidential candidates never did debate until the Kennedy/Nixon debates of 1960. Before 1960 an American law made all Presidential Debates illegal unless each and every candidate for president could attend – in 2020 1,222 candidates are running for president. The U.S. got rid of that law in 1960.
Most presidential candidates attend debates only because the U.S. public demands it. Most candidates try to avoid presidential debates because one slip of a candidates or his memory can lose he or she the election. Examples:
Nixon’s Five o’clock shadow
Here’s how Ronald Regan knocked out Fritz Mondale in 1984. Nixon’s five o’clock shadow lost him the 1960 election.
Mulroney k.o.’s Turner
Here’s Brian Mulroney knocking out Prime Minister John Turner in 1984.
U.S. laws should force candidates to debate – under Robert’s Rules of Order and additions of Roberts and The Chief Justice of the United States should chair the debates. Candidates would stop interrupting, failing to stick to the point, lying.
Canadians should force Canadian party leaders and provincial leaders to appear in election debates before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the top court of each province.
And judges should chair our parliament and the provincial legislatures for the same reasons they should chair election debates.
See U.S. Presidentail Debates – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_debates
Old Pro Lawrie McFarlane: Canadian Leaders’ Debates beat the U.S. ones
Even if Joseph Biden beats Donald Trump in the November 3 Election – there’s every indication Biden will – even then – will Trump give up the White House? NO! NO! NO! Taking the White House away from Trump is taking a bone away from a mad dog.
The demons of MEMEMEism and Don’t-Give-a-Damn invaded Trump’s mind many years ago. It’s impossible for Trump to give up something that belongs to him – in his sick mind – the White House belongs to him. He’ll try to keep it – by hook and by crook – he’s a psychopath – a crook. The Democrats and the U.S. Judiciary and the Republicans better have plans in place!!!
Megalomania – https://exploringyourmind.com/seven-traits-of-megalomaniacs/
Scientific American: Eight Common Narcissist Lies – see https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/communication-success/201608/8-common-narcissist-lies
Famous narcissists – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_with_narcissistic_personality_disorder
Hitler was a narcissist -https://courses.lumenlearning.com/abnormalpsychology/chapter/narcissistic-personality-disorder-2/
The U.S.’s Most narcissistic presidents – https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/most-narcissistic-presidents-including-donald-trump.html/
Trump – Sociopath? – The Atlantic/2016 – https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/07/trump-and-sociopathy/491966/
Villains of History -https://www.livescience.com/13984-historys-notorious-elusive-bad-guys.html