I make how I feel about the NDP very clear. I even wrote a book called The Destroyers: Rachel Notley and the NDP’s War on Alberta because I think everyone needs to be armed with the right information.
That’s why now I want to make sure everyone has the facts they need about Albertans First, the grassroots group working to unseat the Alberta NDP. They are collecting petition signatures to demand a plebiscite that will give Albertans the opportunity to vote on Bill 6 and the carbon tax. Albertans First supporters also plan to purchase memberships to the NDP party and take that party over from within. A coup d’état.
This plan will not work. And, I break down all the reasons why in my video. I explain why this scheme will fail by detailing the rules of petitioning in Alberta and the membership process of the NDP.
I appreciate everyone’s passion. I believe in peaceful protesting. I respect and defend every Albertan’s right to tell the Government they disagree with them. This is a liberal democracy. But relying on hope based on misinformation is how we got the NDP as Government in the first place. No one bothered to learn for themselves about the NDP, even though all the information was readily available online. No one wanted to listen to people like me who were laying the facts out at the time. People wanted change, not facts. I’m afraid that’s happening again here. People, so desperate for change, are willing to believe anything. I don’t blame people for feeling this way. These are desperate times. But, we can’t lose our heads.
There is only one way to unseat the NDP. Support the party you think will unseat them; the party that best matches your value system. They’ll be glad to have you and your passion. Volunteer, door-knock, phone-bank, hold fundraisers and just plainly out work the NDP. That’s what you do.
We are stuck with the NDP for at least three more years. There are no quick fixes. There are no easy ways out of the mess we are in. It’s going to take hard work. But the good news is that we are Albertans. We are not afraid of hard work and we can overcome anything that Mother Nature, the Government and the price of oil can throw at us.
People who underestimate Albertans do not understand us.