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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Agreeing with Jack Layton

This from the Toronto Star. Jack, I actually agree with you. Let's quit the huffing and puffing, and actually get something done to improve the environment!
Meanwhile, New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton said he wants all opposition parties to work on improving the Conservatives' clean-air legislation before any potential government defeat over a budget.

"There's no reason that we can't have new climate-change legislation in front of the House for a vote before the budget is voted on – if Parliament is serious about getting to work," Layton told reporters at his year-end news conference in Ottawa.

"We think we can get strong new controls on the big polluters, we can get emission standards for the auto sector, we can cancel the oil and gas subsidies, we can turn that money over to renewable energy and energy efficiency ... we can do all this in a matter of a very few months, so let's get down to getting that done and then Canadians can make their judgment about the different parties down the road."
Jack, I'm with you on each and every one of those points... dealing with the big polluters, auto-emission standards (I want a hybrid), reducing spending on oil and gas (they're all rolling in the dough right now, they don't need any more help), and investing in more renewable sources, like wind. (oh, right, on that note, Hazel Hill and Co., would you mind ending your occupation and blockage of that major wind turbine project? Thanks)

As I've said many times before, I have way more respect for the NDP than I do the Liberals. Let's work together, and get things DONE, rather than blustering for mere political gain.

So, to my Liberal friends... sure, go ahead, feel free to topple us AFTER we get the improved Clean Air Act passed. (and I've said all along that there's room for improvement) Then feel free to add Kyoto commitments on top of that, should you win the next electoral round.

7 Comments:

  • At Tue. Dec. 19, 12:30:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jack Layton is only frightened of the possibility of an election because his numbers are so bad.

    Don't be so gullible.

     
  • At Tue. Dec. 19, 12:41:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Isn't this a nice Christian site? Trash, bash, spread hatred and name calling.

    I'm sure Christ would be impressed (NOT).

    Oh well, Christ was a Liberal wasn't he.


    And you call yourself a Christian - you should be ashamed.

    "Judge not for ye shall be judged"

     
  • At Tue. Dec. 19, 01:00:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To Anonymous (12:30 PM):

    Maybe he is just frightened of an early election. That is all the more reason to get what we can out of him by way of support as the lustre on the Liberal rose continues to decay (it's already started according to the last Ipsos-Reid poll as the Grits have dropped down into a statistical tie with the Tories).


    To Anonymous (12:40 PM):

    Contrary to what you (and a lot of other people) think, Jesus did not prohibit judging. You were obviously referring to Matthew 7, verse 1. Jesus goes on to say (New King James Version): 2."For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3."And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4."Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck out of your eye', and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5."Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye."

    The last verse is the real kicker. It shows that Jesus does not prohit judging, only that we must be careful about the standard we use when judging. Otherwise we wouldn't be able to put people on trial for committing criminal offenses.

    With respect to name-calling, you should also read what Jesus said to the Scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23: 1-36. The words "fools" and "hypocrites" both appear more than once.

    Brian in Calgary

     
  • At Tue. Dec. 19, 01:10:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    To Anonymous, 12:30; I'm not at all gullible, I said the very same thing last week. I said that this is exactly the sort of thing we'd see from Jack... and Canadians will be the ones to benefit from it.

    To Anonymous, 12:41; "Isn't this a nice Christian site? Trash, bash, spread hatred and name calling." No hatred spread here, just (hopefully) some honest review and opinion of the methods and policies of the Liberal Party of Canada.

    As Brian alluded to, I certianly hope that I'm continually trying to take care of any planks in my own eye, and now I'm hoping to point out some issues that need to be addressed, I hope for the betterment of each and every person in this nation.

    I feel that while in this world, I ought to do my very best to serve my fellow man... and I feel that the policies of the Tories will do that best. Sorry to see that you disagree.

     
  • At Tue. Dec. 19, 10:34:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Planks abound on this site, unfortunately. Myself included. But at least I'm aware of it.

     
  • At Tue. Dec. 19, 10:40:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Conservatives and NDP are wayyyy to far apart to make a real deal. Kyoto is a non-starter with the Tories and anything without Kyoto would be political suicide for Jack.

    It ain't going to happen.

     
  • At Wed. Dec. 20, 07:41:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Jim Vellenga said…

    As an occasional reader on this site, I have to say that you anonymous commentors are starting to drive me nuts. If you feel so strongly about something, at least be willing to attach your name to your view.

     

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