Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Rebuild what?

A day after a narrow minority victory, Stephen Harper wants to start “rebuilding this great country”. My question to Mr. Harper is this, rebuild from what?

What is broken? What is ruined? What needs fixing?
The economy is good. People are fat and fed. Water is running. What needs fixing?!?!
Perhaps we’ve become too liberal in our 12 years of responsible government. Perhaps homosexuals have too many rights? Do women have too much equality? Perhaps Mr. Harper thinks that minorities are too plentiful?

If Stephen Harper wants to “rebuild” this country to its 1980’s era glory, God help us and may our children forgive us. I implore Canadians to stand strong and not let us go back to a broken economy, constitutional crises, and gender inequality. Stand for the Canada you believe no matter what direction our new government wants to take us. We did not come all this way to go back. Stand with me. Stand for Canada. Stand up for minorities, and stand up for independent foreign policy.

Canada is already a strong nation. We do not need rebuilding. We need leadership and forward thinking. Mr. Harper brings us hindsight and managed to convince us that it was a vision for Canada. Thanks Mr. Harper, but I don’t need anything rebuilt. I just need you to not destroy the strong country I already have.

Canadians’ self punishment

Canadians punished themselves at the polls today. The Liberals allowed this campaign to focus on the past and not the future. We wanted to punish the Liberals for their indiscretions and instead have punished ourselves by putting in someone who is about to show his true colours. Stephen Harper has been a chameleon cleverly disguising himself as a moderate.
Canadians have shown no indication of a shift to the right but out of spite we have put into office a man we know so little of we cannot even fear him. Our children will question our wisdom; we should question our own sanity.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Election Day Tomorrow

Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe will be punished tomorrow for calling a $250 million unnecessary election. Voters will punish them but history will judge them. If their actions cause a Harper majority, Canada’s regression will take decades to recover from. Remember this when you vote tomorrow.