Thursday, December 4, 2008

Defining the Current Political Crises in Canada

Democracy - rule of the majority; a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.

Politics - the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy; the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government; competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership; political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices.

Coalition - a body formed by the coalescing of originally distinct elements; a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action.

Coup - a sudden decisive exercise of force in politics; the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government by a small group.

Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.” Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the Lord will rule over you.” (Judges 8:22-23)

And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them." (1 Samuel 8:7)

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting." (John 18:36)

"Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." (Matthew 6:33-34)


Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2:10-12)

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