“’Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck.
How to live in a world that’s politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to ‘Elves’,
‘Vertically Challenged’ they were calling themselves.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.
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And as for the gifts, why, he’d never had a notion,
That making a choice could cause so much commotion.
No candy or sweets … they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
Something special was needed,
A gift that he might give to all
Without angering the left or the right.
So here is that gift, its price beyond worth …
May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth.”
But for some peace on earth isn’t enough. I heard about one wealthy celebrity’s wish list that included a house in France valued at $150,000,000 (did you count all those zeroes?). However, other famous individuals made simple requests. Here are a few ..:
• “I travel a lot so it’s important that I spend this time with family. All the extended family comes over and we just have loads of fun.”
• “I want to see my family. We’ll go for our annual Christmas walk, watch the fireworks, and go carolling. And I’d love a new pair of pajamas!”
• “Every year my only wish for Christmas is that my family always stays healthy … there is no present which can make me feel more satisfied!”
Among this year’s gift ideas, I discovered a 16-month calendar featuring glossy images of our Canadian prime minister. It was described as “featuring well-meaning commentary about his views on everything from family to global affairs.”
But for the majority of Canadians, job security would probably be at the top of their Christmas list. As I looked back at what I’ve written during 2018, I compiled my own wish list for the 12 days of Christmas. I’m hoping political correctness hasn’t reached the North Pole and Santa has been keeping watch over what’s been happening in Western Canada. Here’s my list:
• One much needed pipeline built.
• Two consecutive federal elections resulting in elected leaders who possess common sense and care about the well-being of our country and its people instead of their own political and personal agendas.
• Three Canadian Supreme Court judges who make decisions based only on evidence.
• Four government representatives who advocate for freedom of speech in Canada.
• Five abortion clinics that show their patients what actually happens during this procedure.
• Six brave media outlets that reveal untold truths regarding climate change.
• Seven Canadian bills voted out by ordinary Canadians (including Canada’s exit from the UN compact on migration).
• Eight Canadian ministers of education who respect parental rights.
• Nine months of undisturbed safety for unborn babies in Canada.
• Ten Canadian universities that abolish political correctness. At least 10 provinces and one territory (by the way that equals 11) free of a carbon tax. Ten provinces and two territories (in other words 12) receiving oil from Canada instead of Saudi Arabia (the other territory can join in at any time).
And last, but definitely not least, I wish you all a blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year in this great nation of ours.