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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Purging true conservatives
Like a lot of conservatives, my friend Joseph Ben-Ami took strong exception to a recent comment by Conservative Party spokesman Ryan Sparrow.
Sparrow essentially relegated the Party's conservative base to the status of "stakeholders."
In a brilliant column, Ben-Ami says Sparrow's remark "accurately reflect the deep disdain certain key members of the Harper team have for conservative policies and their desire to marginalize and even purge conservatives from positions of influence throughout the party."
Read the rest of it here.
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If I wanted a party of Joe Clarkes I would have stuck with the PC party. Sparrow and his ilk disgust me. I voted CPC with the intention of putting them on probation. So far they are failing badly. I think this horse (Harper) is dead, with no new conservative ideas and left with forming CINO policy advanced by PC insiders.
Posted by: Faramir | 2008-11-12 4:48:00 PM
Joseph is spot on with his comments. All I can say is that they had bloody well smarten up or they will end up like Mulroney, being thrown out on their you-know-what. I am not alone in being sick and tired of peoples masquerading as conservatives while acting like arrogant liberals, and I have a zero-tolerance level for this rubbish.
Posted by: Alain | 2008-11-12 6:25:30 PM
Here are my thoughts on Mr. Muzzle oops I mean Harper.
Does a Mini-Dictator Rule Canada?
By Stephen J. Gray
“This government will not open, will not permit anyone to open the abortion debate” (Stephen Harper, quoted in Lifesite News, Sept. 29,2008: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/sep/08092912.html).
In a supposed democracy one would think that all issues would be up for discussion and debate. Is this leader afraid to let the truth of this horrendous act of abortion be exposed? There are over 100,000 abortions yearly in Canada. These little innocents are slaughtered by dismemberment, decapitation, poisoned by saline solutions and some have even been born alive and left to die. We are a supposedly civilized society yet this barbarity is permitted, and worst of all the leader of the country says he “will not permit anyone to open the abortion debate.” How sick is that?
And the Globe and Mail of Sept. 29, 2008 said this:
“Mr. Harper's spokesman Kory Teneycke clarified in an email to The Globe and Mail that Mr. Harper would ‘whip’ his front bench so that none of his cabinet ministers would support any private member's bills that could re-open the [abortion] debate.”
And this article by David Akin, entitled, “Conservatives seek to head off abortion issue,” stated, “…Kory Teneycke, the Prime Minister's chief spokesman, said that Harper would whip his front bench -- i.e. his cabinet -- to prevent an abortion bill from becoming law…”(September 29, 2008
We have no law on abortion in this country; the baby can be murdered right up to the moment of birth and this so-called “conservative” government would “whip” to “prevent an abortion bill becoming law.” Sounds obscene, doesn’t it? Despite all the evidence available on the humanity of the unborn child--ultrasound as well as operations on the unborn (Note see “The Wonder of Life in the Womb” at
http://www.lifesitenews.com/fetaldevelopment/samuel.html)-- this “government” would deny the child in the womb any rights or protection.
Protection in this country is given to spotted owls, grizzly bears, whales, eagles and many other species. But, the child in the womb has no protection and politicians even boast they are in favor of “the right to choose” to kill the unborn child. And this supposed “conservative” government even “closes debate about fetal rights.”
The Globe and Mail of August 25, 2008 had this to say:
“As election speculation hits fever pitch, the Harper government has cut loose a contentious private member's bill that would have made it a crime to take the life of a fetus. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced Monday that the government will draft a new bill to replace Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, so that it closes the debate about fetal rights and focuses instead on penalizing criminals who harm pregnant women” (www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080825.wnicholson0825/BNStory /National/).
Women who are pregnant need protection and so do the innocent children they are carrying. But it seems this “conservative” government is terrified of doing the decent and honorable thing regarding this heinous crime of abortion as witness the words of P.M. Harper at beginning of this article. He would rather muzzle his MPs than discuss the killing of the innocents by abortion. If he will not “permit” any “debate” on this issue, then one wonders what other issues will he declare out of bounds? And will those MPs in his government, who still believe in free speech finally show some courage and speak out for democracy? And finally, I ask the question based on the evidence: Does a mini-dictator rule Canada?
Note: To see the horrific slaughter of the innocents by abortion go to:
Stephen J. Gray
October 17, 2008.
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Posted by: Stephen J. Gray | 2008-11-12 9:05:44 PM
The CPC will have to be very careful here. As a memeber of the party and my local EDA I respect the views of others. As a "conservative" I expect my views to be respected in turn; especially from people within my own party.
Posted by: Paul M | 2008-11-13 7:21:24 PM
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