Monday, April 30, 2012

Do Conservative MPs have courage?

Do Conservative MPs have courage?
By Stephen J. Gray

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.”
Rollo May

Is conforming to the dictates of Prime Minister Harper the modus operandi of most conservative MPs? Most of them appear to be political stooges who do as they are told. They toe the Harper line, rather than speak out for democracy. Just look at the latest Harper dictate on an abortion motion by a conservative MP.

“This particular motion was deemed votable by an all-party committee of the House,” he said. “I think that was unfortunate. In my case, I will be voting against the motion.”
Stephen Harper [1]

The above words by the prime minister of Canada that he thinks it is “unfortunate” that a motion on abortion should go before the House, shows how this man views free speech.
Mind you his government is already on record as opposing free speech.

“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).

It is obvious by the evidence above that the Harper government is not in favour of free speech. Therefore it is not surprising that he states he will be “voting against the [abortion] motion.” Did he even need to say that? Is he deliberately sending out the message to his conforming obedient bootlickers telling them how to vote? Has anyone heard any of his MPs speak out and say, “this country is a democracy and it is not ‘unfortunate’ that this motion will be debated in parliament?” I don’t believe so!
Hello conservative members. Are you there? Can you speak? Do you need permission to speak? Most of you have been silent sycophants –except for a brave few - while your political lord and master issues his dictatorial dictums. He is on record as saying this:

“As long as I am prime minister we are not opening the abortion debate,…”
Stephen Harper, quoted in Globe and Mail, April 21, 2011

Well, well, well, do we have a dictator coming out of the closet? Hello again conservative MPs. Did any of you speak out when he said the quote above? Did any of you whether you are pro-abortion or pro-life have the courage to say to Mr. Harper?  “We live in a free country and any issue should be open for debate or discussion.” If any of you did it must have been silently in your minds because we never heard you.  The question is, when are you MPs going to show some courage and speak out instead of being in silent submission?  I believe the time has come for members to oppose this political dictator who is, I believe, a danger to democracy and freedom on a number of issues. So start showing some backbone and start acting like men and women of courage. The time has come for a leadership convention because this guy is acting like a dictator and people who believe in democracy do not need or want this type of person ruling over them.

Stephen J. Gray
April 30, 2012.


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