Canada has not done much to assure the world it is anything other than a dog in search of a lap. Americans declared independence from England in 1776, but Canadians still haven’t mustered the gumption to cut ties with the mother island 522 years after John Cabot planted the flag on Newfoundland for Henry VII. Not exactly Wagnerian heroism pouring out of the north country. It will therefore be no small surprise to learn that the champions of Western civilization—the band of merry misfits who are going to save our skins when the liberal Visigoths go on the warpath after losing another election—are going to be led by a man hailing from none other than the empty attic over the 49th parallel.
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