I would like to compliment you guys for sticking to the format, I'm really liking this, and I'm getting a far better idea for people's priorities, although I don't agree with everyone, that's TOTALLY why we discuss things.
I wouldn't prioritize any one particular thing for two reasons:
1) I have an opinion on almost everything with respect to our society and the way I think things should be
2) I DO NOT think that things are a-ok at all. I'm not down with the status quo.
I know that I would vote for the NDP for some reasons (call them values):
- I don't want tax cuts, or small gains for the individual especially when our communities and our commons are being starved. We are starving our social ability to make positive change.
- I believe in positive change of the society to reduce the flagrant inequality of our system, both domestic and foreign. (I don't share the Liberal's foreign policy). We need to work to allow others (worldwide) to change concurrent with our change. Paul Martin's view on globalization is ridiculous.
- I believe that the party that makes changes to a system should work with and have experience working with the already mobilized groups. The NDP and Bloc are outstanding for this in my mind.
... and before people start to mention that this is all crazy loopy and idealistic, I encourage you to look around the world and see some of the awesome things that are going on. Venezuela specifically, Bolivia, and European countries specifically. ALSO recognize that people are making change already and are only need of support and recognition (small communities don't ask Paul's permission to make positive change they just DO IT!).