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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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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Rant... Why Liberals Bug Me

Well, I've finally had it. "Jeff" commented on my blog today, and now, I'm fired up, and I'm finally putting down the reasons why I want to defeat the Liberal Party of Canada wherever and whenever I have the chance.

Jeff said, "conservative support generally sits between 32 and 35%. i find it interesting that, when the rest of canada votes decidedly contrary to conservative principles, you claim to represent the majority of canadians".

My reply? "Jeff, the jist of my post was that many Canadians DON'T support the leftist drivel we've been subjected to for decades.

As for the consistant support for the Liberals? After the decades of propoganda they've been getting from special interest groups, paid for by you and I via our tax dollars, who else do you think they're going to vote for? They've been told, repeatedly and consistantly, that the Conservative Party of Canada DOESN'T share their views... and without looking into it for themselves, some people vote for the same-old same-old."


Okay, enough about Jeff... here goes...

I really, REALLY, don't like the Liberal Party of Canada. Sure, they've run most of the country for decades, and we're pretty well off at the moment, but there are so many things that irk me about how they do things, so much so that I'd rather support the NDP than the Liberal Party of Canada.

When it comes to the issues, the image of drywall, nails, and Jello come to mind. They never seem to take a stand on anything until they've taken a couple of polls. Now, some would say that this is a postive thing, that they're always seeking to listen to the people. But here's where the problem lies... the methods they use to CHANGE people's opinions, and then hammer away until people come to view things their way. Then, once elected, they for the most part stick to the status quo, and aren't willing to rock the boat when there are hard choices that need to be made.

They are, for some strange reason, able to play the media like a fiddle. Automatically, once they make their position known, anything that is outside of that view is "unCanadian" or "uncaring" or whatever term they come up with. The fact is, democracy is (or is supposed to be) about sharing ideas, and seeking to find solutions to problems, not the "my way or the highway" way of doing things that the Liberal Party holds dear. You know what guys? There ARE other solutions to problems, and if you actually listened and worked with other people once in a while, you might find that we actually make some headway on some of these fronts.

Take Healthcare, for example. I support a single payer system, but we need to explore alternative means of addressing peoples needs and offering services, since our current system ISN'T WORKING. What do the Liberals say to this? "The Conservatives want to destroy Healthcare!"

Or Childcare. We want to find a solution that will address the needs of everyone, not just single working mothers who live in major urban centres. (who are the only people the Liberal plan will address) What do the Liberals say? "Conservatives want to destroy our national daycare system!" Amm, hello? What about the OTHER HALF, or more than half, of families who want a parent to stay at home? The Liberal plan will only address a FRACTION of children... we want to come up with a solution that will address EVERY CHILD, and we don't think a state-run institution is the way to go. So how about we work together to find a solution that will address everyone? One commenter on another blog put it something like this... "I'm a gay man, and I don't want my tax dollars going to pay for someone else's kids at home". Amm, I'm a married man, and I would like some, not all, of my tax dollars to help raise my kids the way I see fit, rather than paying for some institutionalized spaces that I don't want to put my kids into, thank you very much. If there was a means to "opt-out" of the Liberals system and pay to support raising kids at home, then I could support their method of doing things. But, since they catagorically refuse to even consider such a plan, I vote for the $100 a month. Unfortunately, the Liberals stubbornness is to blame here, not our plan.

Taxes. Yea, we'd like to lower them for everyone... we'd like to lower the rate like they had planned to, but that wouldn't help the poorest of the poor one red cent. So, we did the GST cut, and other changes to help various groups, but next budget, I'd like to see further income tax cuts too. Funny though to see how the Liberals are such recent converts to the idea of tax cuts...

Social Issues. I like what Trudeau had to say on this front... "I don't think the government should be involved in the bedrooms of the nation". I agree... KEEP YOUR NOSE OUT OF MORALITY BASED ISSUES! Same-sex marriage should have never shoved down our throats they way it was. Some sort of compromise solution could have been reached, where the views of people of faith were respected, while all the same rights and privilages were granted. Instead, the stage has been set for court battles for years to come, as those who object to these "unions" are sued for this, that, and the other... just you wait and see.

They're use of the Media. Let's take a page from Bill Graham on this, shall we?
"He accused the Tories of repeatedly uttering false statements in the Commons about the Liberals' record in government and drew parallels with the infamous Nazi propaganda machine run by Joseph Goebbels.

"The government members in this House behave as if they were reading from a textbook written by Mr. Goebbels when he was preparing for power in Germany," Graham said.

"It's disagraceful. . . It's dishonourable. . . It's just not possible to have a question period in which honourable members are allowed to so much distort the truth and tell lies about what is in the public record."

Goebbels remains infamous for his technique of repeating a lie often enough that it becomes commonly accepted as truth."
Excuse me while I choke on my coffee here... the LIBERALS, of all people, have the gall to accuse the Tories, of this? Humm, let me repeat that line... "Goebbels remains infamous for his technique of repeating a lie often enough that it becomes commonly accepted as truth." Yea, like the "scary retrograde Conservative values are not Canadian values" line? Where have I heard that before? How often have I heard it? Mr. Graham, do pots and kettles come to mind?

Kyoto. Wow, here we go. Signing a piece of paper MEANS NOTHING, if you don't do anything to back it up. They are hitting us over the head with this document, BUT I HAVE YET TO SEE HOW THEY INTEND TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. Then, if they get back into office, they can fudge it and do nothing, YET AGAIN, and since we in the CPC don't support it anyway, we can't exactly attack them for not implementing something we don't want them to implement! It's old style dirty politics, and there's nothing we can do about it... and they know it. And if they do get into power, and actually start to implement it, we're screwed as a nation... our economy will tank almost for sure, if they go whole hog for it, like they're boasting right now. What's more likely though, is that they'll implement some plan with timelines similar to ours, and they'll get a free electoral ride with it... disgusting.

Statism. I believe in giving a person the tools to help themselves, not doing everything for them, and thus making them dependant on the system. I've seen first hand how it works, and the system sucks, believe me. Of course, there are those who CAN'T help themselves, and we DO need to invest more in helping them, but the system itself needs to be fixed and overhauled, not just have more money thrown at it. But, of course, the Liberals won't even let us begin to look at fixing the system... as soon as we do, we're the mean spirited ideaolouges that Bob Rae was talking about, and they go to town with the scare tactics that we're trying to dismantle our Liberal built social safety net. Look what happened when we redirected funding from the Status of Women offices to front line services? We tried to help fix the system and put more funds into helping women directly, and they're making hay over it. Point proven.

The Rich. How many times have you heard that the Conservative Party of Canada is "the party of the rich?" Amm, try driving through the posh section of Rosedale during an election... ALL LIBERAL SIGNS. All the rich sections of all the cities I've driven through during election times are Liberal red. All the events I've been to, the Tories are filled with small time business people and blue coller Joe and Jane Canadians... while the Liberal events have been posh, rich, snobby older people, and all their middle to high income yuppie kids and their friends. ALL OF THEM. It made me sick hanging around an event when Paul Martin came to town. It was a "connected people only" affair, and every single one of them was in the money, EACH AND EVERY ONE. When Harper came to town? Families, students, average Joe's trying to make ends meet... very few well off people, though there were some to be true. And most of those who had money were small local business owners, people who are motivated to succeed, and in doing so, creating jobs for plenty of people. Don't for a second believe the LIE that the rich tend to support the Tories... IT'S AN OUTRIGHT LIE, and they know it. But, perception is reality, right? So long as most Canadians believe that the Conservatives are the party of the rich, seeking to keep the little guy down, they'll keep on voting Liberal or NDP... which is just fine by the Liberals, so long as they don't vote for those darn Tories...

Okay, enough ranting. Time to get back to work, since I am on the taxpayers dime... and I want to actually serve the people who pay my wages, rather than just figure out how to use it for my own benefit.

22 Comments:

  • At Thu Dec 14, 04:58:00 PM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    Here's the problem. I actually agree with you on pretty much all of these issues except for the social issues, but the social issues are too important for me to be able to vote Conservative. I think Harper has actually done a great job, but I could never vote Conservative because I'm afraid that if they ever got a majority for too long it would be bad news when it came to social issues. Any suggestions?

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 05:19:00 PM EST, Anonymous dave said…

    and thats just what the liberals have programmed you to think

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 05:27:00 PM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    I don't follow. Are you saying that there aren't lots of conservatives who wouldn't like to see the government get rid of same-sex marriage or abortion? Here's the deal, if the Conservative party promised not to vote for any bills putting more restrictions on "morality" issues such as sexuality and/or marriage, drugs, etc., then I'd consider voting for them.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 05:46:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am all too familiar with Jeff the "bugeater". If you find yourself ingesting his ill-inspired poison, do what you would do if you accidently ingested any irritant.

    Induce vomiting, and then drink lots and lots of water.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 06:04:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    message to drew

    The same sex marriage issue has been settled. Stephen Harper has said that parliament has spoken and his government will no longer try to change the law regarding it.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 06:04:00 PM EST, Anonymous Mike said…

    Drew,

    There are a lot of Conservatives, including most of my local EDA, who agree with you.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 06:31:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "I really, REALLY, don't like the Liberal Party of Canada"... well, don't worry, I have the same visceral reaction to the Conservative Party of Canada. And I'm not going to bother ranting back, because I know it's useless. I know the Liberal Party isn't perfect, but I prefer their "special interest groups" to those of the Conservatives. Guess it's just a matter of which devil you'd rather live with.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 07:12:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Do you forget the biggest tax cut ever, in the pre 2000 election budget?

    Would you rather get a voucher or a certain amount a year rather than having public schools?

    The majority even in Alberta except Kyoto, at least to the extent of recognizing we need to reduce emissions. The Nato Treaty and Nafta are also just pieces of paper. If the conservatives have a problem with Kyoto, they should put forward a bill to pull out of the treaty.

    If the conservatives want to change things, the Senate, Kyoto, Kelowna, and such, they should put forward material in the house to support that. Otherwise your just blowing alot of hot air.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 07:12:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I had some fun with you over on my site.

    Fair warning!

    ;)

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 07:58:00 PM EST, Blogger wilson61 said…

    To those who say they 'fear' the Conservatives on social issues:

    Have you all forgotten that we live in a free and democratic country?

    PMSH held a free vote on SSM, so as the voices of ALL Canadians were heard.
    The voices WERE heard, the motion voted down.

    That's democracy and it is fair.

    If the vote had gone the other way, that would have been fair too, the majority has spoken.

    It DOES NOT MATTER whether the vote was on a social issue or national security or soveriegnty.
    This is a democracy, and to fear a vote (or change) on any issue is to fear democracy, not the Conservatives.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 08:33:00 PM EST, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    PMSH held a free vote on SSM, so as the voices of ALL Canadians were heard

    Uh-huh. And if you really believe that, I have some great swamp land in Florida to sell you.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 08:53:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Canada is a nation of civil union and restricted abortion supporters. The average Canadian is not a Conservative nor is he/she a Liberal. With Dion pushing the Liberal party further to the left than most of those who vote Liberal, there remains a sizeable gap which no party is currently filling. Dion knows this, and he's using the right-wing boogeyman tactic to scare those centrists from turning Conservative.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 09:25:00 PM EST, Blogger jeff davidson said…

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

     
  • At Thu Dec 14, 09:26:00 PM EST, Blogger jeff davidson said…

    what's hot and what's not! enjoy my darlings!

     
  • At Fri Dec 15, 08:21:00 AM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    "The same sex marriage issue has been settled. Stephen Harper has said that parliament has spoken and his government will no longer try to change the law regarding it."

    I hope that's true. Still, until I see the Conservative party promising not to vote for more restrictions on sexual issues (including, but not limited to: SSM, abortion, age of consent, etc.) I can't in good conscience vote for them.

    "Mike said...
    Drew,

    There are a lot of Conservatives, including most of my local EDA, who agree with you."

    I'm glad to hear that. I hope that you guys can be a voice of reason in the party.

    Hey Prescott, you could learn from these guys. :)

     
  • At Fri Dec 15, 09:15:00 AM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Hey Prescott, you could learn from these guys. :)

    Nope, I'm planning on staying a crusty old school Tory... ;-)

     
  • At Fri Dec 15, 11:27:00 AM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    "Nope, I'm planning on staying a crusty old school Tory... ;-)"

    Your loss. :)

    By the way, I don't believe you've responded to my email from back in September yet. :)

     
  • At Sat Dec 16, 02:11:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh gee, how "Christian" of you - hate, anger...hmmm

    Christ would be shocked.

     
  • At Sat Dec 16, 02:34:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To anonymous (2:11 PM):

    You think Jesus didn't get angry? Try reading the New Testament accounts of him clearing the outer temple area of the all the price-gouging profiteers.

    Brian in Calgary

     
  • At Sat Dec 16, 03:53:00 PM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    "Oh gee, how "Christian" of you - hate, anger...hmmm

    Christ would be shocked."


    No anger or hate here on my part, whatsoever. Liberals are people all the same, and we're all equal in the eyes of God.

    It's just my opinion that people who hold Liberal "values" are wrong in their view of how we ought to solve our problems... that's all.

    If you read "hate" or "anger" into my post, then you're mistaken. I oppose and reject their POLICIES, not them personally.

     
  • At Fri Dec 29, 07:24:00 PM EST, Anonymous Larry said…

    **Give the non-fiction book:Godless The Church Of Liberalism a read.Is a 2006 release by Anne Coulter.Gives much info regarding lefty-liberalism foolishness and tricks.Read it twice myself and is actually a sound read.Unfortunately, Canada's media been quiet on this best selling book. Is a good one!.

     
  • At Sat Dec 30, 02:32:00 AM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Been there, done that... a good read indeed! Picked it up from the local library to read on our summer camping trip.

    She pokes fun at the issues that many people (read: liberals) just don't get, but are the bread and butter issues for a great many American... and if Canadians were more honest about it, the issues that are near and dear to them as well.

     

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