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Tuesday, Feb 01, 10:35 AMMike S. Adams
Left State University
Sunday, Jan 30, 12:41 PMDoug Giles
Hey, Chris Matthews: I Like Big Guns and I Cannot Lie
Saturday, Jan 29, 09:16 AMMichael Coren
Defender to defendant
Saturday, Jan 29, 08:46 AMSalim Mansur
U.S. can’t afford to ignore world in crisis
Sunday, Jan 23, 07:37 AMDoug Giles
Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God
Saturday, Jan 22, 08:32 AMMike S. Adams
Kermit the Dog
Saturday, Jan 22, 08:24 AMMichael Coren
Grief or glamour?
Saturday, Jan 22, 08:11 AMSalim Mansur
Tunisia just one Arab regime going stale
Friday, Jan 21, 12:00 PMTheo Caldwell
The TSA Tea Party
Saturday, Jan 15, 07:48 AMMichael Coren
Forget blame game
Saturday, Jan 15, 07:38 AMSalim Mansur
Beware of China’s meteoric rise
Tuesday, Jan 11, 09:12 AMMike S. Adams
Welcome to Personal Responsibility 101
Monday, Jan 10, 08:12 AMDoug Giles
Snookie’s Smut or Cowboy Values?
Saturday, Jan 08, 09:44 AMMichael Coren
Tube for lefty boobs
Saturday, Jan 08, 09:42 AMSalim Mansur
Bloody start to New Year
Wednesday, Jan 05, 04:42 PMAnn Coulter
Tuesday, Jan 04, 07:20 AMMike S. Adams
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind?
Monday, Jan 03, 11:54 AMSteven Milloy
EPA’s Mercurial Hypocrisy
Sunday, Jan 02, 09:45 AMDoug Giles
2011 Resolution: Annoy the Left 365
Sunday, Jan 02, 09:35 AMDavid Warren
Robin Hoodism is on the rise
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About this site-- By Joel Johannesen
We originally established this site because we were proud to be Canadian. And we're about being politically conservative. Both things. At the same time. That's why this site is called ProudToBeCanadian.
But liberals and the left generally find this to be totally incongruous. Blasphemous even. And of course that exposes them in many interesting ways. Mostly they expose themselves, not surprisingly, by writing us scathing emails full of anger and hate, demanding that we leave Canada, thereby helping to expose that famous liberal-left "tolerance" and "inclusiveness" they're always on about. They're angry at us describing ourselves as "proud to be Canadian", while at the same time being conservatives. Some demand that we change the name of our site. Angrily. It's really quite astonishing! And of course it proves the effectiveness of our choice of web site names.
We like to remind people that no liberal or leftist even thought of registering "Proud To Be Canadian" as a web site name -- it took a conservative to do it. We think that speaks volumes.
Nonetheless, we maintain that the name of the site represents a question, not a statement, necessarily. On a personal level, I'm not proud of everything this country does or stands for. In fact I'm ashamed on several fronts, as I make clear in many personal blog entries.
ProudToBeCanadian.ca is an unabashedly politically conservative Canadian Web site. That in itself is rather unusual. It's a straight-up, no holds barred, full-on socially and economically conservative Web site. That makes it really unique. And no, that doesn't mean we're a bunch of what liberals love to call "radicals" or "extremists", or any one of the plethora of vulgar, rude names they repeatedly and ever-so-intelligently throw our way. We're simply not any of those things, as truly intelligent people know. We're plain, good, honest, thinking and feeling people who are conservatives in the traditional sense of the word. We love Canada as a general matter. We are patriots. We love life. We love our faith. We love our freedom. We love traditional families. We love free markets and capitalism. Free global trade. Small governments. Law and order. Peace. People of all races, nationalities and religions; of either sex, and either sexual orientation. That doesn't mean we love everything that everybody does, of course.
ProudToBeCanadian is not state-owned, or state-funded, or subsidized by the government, and it wasn't created with the help of any government grants or loans. Yes, unfortunately, that too makes us rather unique in Canada today.
We like to help Canadians understand the difference between liberals and conservatives. We believe that as a result of years -- perhaps decades of liberal-left government, media, and academia, Canadians are bereft of a clear understanding of the political philosophy -- the mindset -- or lack thereof -- of liberals, and rarely get the chance to hear conservative ideas and viewpoints, especially that which is unimpeded by incessant liberal-left obfuscation and refutation.
Indeed, media which happily presents both liberal and conservative viewpoints, such as Fox News Channel, was banned from Canada until only recently (November 2004), and unbanned only after enormous pressure from the likes of us at this web site, and only after Al-Jazeera was approved first. And it's why we are happy to present American as well as Canadian conservative editorial viewpoints here, as conservatism transcends our Canadian/American border and conservatism in both countries is similarly welcome and important to us. And it's primarily what we advocate at ProudToBeCanadian.
Unlike the liberal-left mainstream media including even the state-run media in Canada, the dreaded left-wing CBC, we don't even remotely pretend to be "balanced" in our presentation, or to offer a "balanced" viewpoint -- we are here to help advance conservatism, and a conservative groundswell in Canada.
What keeps this place ticking?
Running a Web site like this is an enormously costly proposition in terms of time, mostly, but also in terms of money. We almost totally rely on me, Joel Johannesen, to pay for this site, because Canadians don't typically feel the need to help finance wars of any kind, ever, no matter what. We also hope for and get a few contributions from our visitors and extremely small revenues are derived from book sales through Amazon.ca and from other sundry, occasional items like BlogAds. Unfortunately, support, when we get it, is another one of those things about us that are really, well, unique, which is to say it doesn't happen much! Please support this enormous effort and help advance the cause of conservatism in Canada. Everybody thinks somebody else is going to (it's a liberal-induced Canadian cultural norm, now!), but no, nobody else does.
No political parties support this site financially, and I can't think of any other way any party has supported us either, for that matter.
We would welcome a corporate advertising sponsor.
The site is divided into three main areas:
- A conservative columnists section with several columnists (some famous!), who have considered the good work we do here and have then graciously agreed to be a part of our team;
- secondly, a blog section which brings up news and events or items of interest to conservatives. Visitors are encouraged to make comments in the blog entries to outwardly show support;
- and thirdly, a conservative discussion forum (not always open for business) for any member to bring their own topics up and for others to reply and discuss -- unimpeded by the usual liberal-left shout-downs and obfuscations which ruin most forums.
The creator and editor of the site is me, Joel Johannesen, and I also write the blog entries and an occasional column in the columnist section.