Email The Senate Tonight

flag smallTomorrow morning, Conservative Senators are expected to be “whipped” to vote for a motion to suspend Senators Brazeau, Wallin, and Duffy in one fell swoop – before proper investigations into the conduct of those three Senators have been concluded.

If you don’t understand what’s wrong with being “whipped” please watch Sean Holman’s excellent documentary CPAC Special – Whipped: The Secret World of Party Discipline on CPAC.

If our Conservative Senators allow themselves to be dictated to by Stephen Harper via his party whip in the Senate, this will provide more justification for abolishing the Senate.

Canada NEEDS an independent Senate to prevent any Prime Minister with a majority government from ruling dictatorially and imperilling the public good.

PLEASE take the time tonight to write a quick email to our Senators asking them to vote according to their own conscience and good judgment in the coming days, in order to preserve the dignity and autonomy of one of our foundational and vital institutions.

Here’s mine:

Dear Senator:

The Senate is supposed to be the gatekeeper of good law in Canada.  Your job is to ensure that the “tyranny of the majority” does not override good law and policy. Being a chamber of sober second thought is THE essential role of the Senate. Canadians count on Senators maintaining their autonomy.  The Senate is the Upper House of the Canadian Government, it can not be a rubber stamp for any Prime Minister with a majority.

Please stand on guard for Canada.


Laurel L. Russwurm

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