Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Liberal Party, oops I mean “Conservative” Party Win a Majority Government

The Liberal Party, oops I mean “Conservative” Party Win a Majority Government
By Stephen J. Gray

“The Globe and Mail published its editorial endorsement on Wednesday, saying, ‘Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party are best positioned to guide Canada’ into a new period of global ambition.” [1] ( CBC News, April 29, 2011)

Wow. Isn’t that something the liberal Globe and Mail endorsing “conservatives.” Does this mean that the country still has liberals in power albeit they call themselves “conservatives?” But hey, all power to the Red Tories, oops I mean “conservatives” they have been governing and acting like liberals for the last number of years and finally they have achieved success. Is all this talk about the Liberal Party being nearly dead, propaganda? Are they still alive only they call themselves “conservative?” Anyway, what’s in a name, by their actions you will know them as the saying goes, and certainly on moral issues there is no difference between any of the parties. But hey, who needs or wants morality in politics? Just promise the serfs all kinds of goodies with their own tax dollars then punish them after getting elected. Around 40% of the people refuse to participate in this political con game. Perhaps, they are the wise ones who still have some concept of morality and refuse to compromise their principles.

Principles mean that one stands for something. So where does the Liberal Government, oops I mean “conservative” government stand on morality? On the greatest moral issue of our time the killing of the child in the womb by abortion all parties boast they are in favor of this continuing slaughter. In fact, our democracy challenged Prime Minister is on record as saying. “As long as I am prime minister we are not opening the abortion debate…” (Stephen Harper quoted in Globe and Mail, April 21, 2011). One would think in a so-called “democracy” any issue would be up for debate, but it appears this is not so in “democratic” Canada. Have we given a majority government to a dictator? And on the issue of free speech Mr. Harper’s “conservative” government intervened with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and other powerful groups against it.

“The Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and B'nai Brith Canada will be intervening in the Lemire case in support of Section 13, arguing that it is a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” (Canadian Constitution Foundation Letter of April 28, 2008)

Mr. Harper is on record as saying this about Human Rights Commissions:
“Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society … It is, in fact, totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff” (Stephen Harper) [2]

Here is Mr. Harper speaking on “conservative values.”
“Individual freedom is something Conservatives value…
"What exactly are those conservative values?
I think we all instinctively recognize them when we see them, although it is sometimes difficult to define them. I like to summarize my idea of conservatism in three "Fs" --freedom, family and faith.”
Stephen Harper
{National Post, April 30, 2009.) [3]

Oh well, at least Mr. Harper says he believes in “freedom” though, I believe, by his actions and words he contradicts himself. Still, the liberal Globe and Mail endorsed him as did most other newspapers in the country. Yet, these newspapers are always trumpeting their support for free speech. Dare one call most of them hypocrites? Because not one of them, I am aware of, has raised the issue of Mr. Harper’s dictatorial quote on abortion. Imagine if he had said: “As long as I am prime minister we are not opening debate on the killing of ducks on Alberta Tar Sands.” Imagine the furore this would have caused!

But hey, he did speak out on “dead ducks” even though he refuses debate on dead and slaughtered babies by abortion.
CTV news of May 2, 2008. had this headline:
“Canada's image hurt by oilsands duck deaths: PM” the article went on to quote PM Harper as saying: "I'm not here to make any excuses for the particular event that occurred over the last few days. It is a terrible event. It is not going to do anybody's image any good,...'' [4]

Oh well, at least ducks appear to have more sympathy from the P.M. than the terrible events of slaughtered humans murdered by abortion. Anyway, as I said earlier, liberals should take heart. I believe, liberal ideology still holds power even though those in power call themselves “conservative.” So Liberals should not despair, if the Globe and Mail can endorse Mr. Harper surely all is well in Liberal Land under a “conservative government?” A final comment for those “true believers” who kept saying “wait until Harper gets a majority.” The quote below is for you.

“Our agenda is the same agenda with a majority government or a minority government,”
(Stephen Harper quoted in National Post, April 4,2011) [5]

Stephen J. Gray
June 12, 2011.