Thursday, November 11, 2010

The words MPs dare not utter

The late comedian George Carlin used to talk about words that were banned on TV.

Well, there are also some words which have been officially banned in the House of Commons.

And when I say banned I mean banned. You will never, ever hear these outlawed words spoken in Parliament.

In fact, any MP impudent enough to utter any of these forbidden words would in short order be ejected from the House and kicked out of his or her Party.

For informational purposes only, here’s a partial list of the words MPs must never speak:

* Freedom

* Individualism

* Free Markets

* Smaller government

* Individual liberty

* Private property rights

* Personal responsibility

* Self-Reliance

* Freedom of expression

* Free enterprise

I am not sure who banned these words or why.

All I do know is our MPs from all parties are certainly respecting the rule. I mean when was the last time you heard an MP talk about “freedom?”


Anonymous said...

You forgot "limiting immigration" and "standing up to Quebec".

don muntean said...

That may be the case with most politicos but - Stephen Harper - he is talking that lingo all the time - even now he is in Ukraine talking "freedom". That said - there does need to be more domestic discussion of them words!

Anonymous said...

It's simple: the electorate banned those words.

johndoe124 said...

An exception may be Maxime Bernier though not sure if he has ever spoken those words in Parliament.

Progressives have banned the words you mention from their lexicon.