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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

March Election March?

Shall we march door-to-door in March?  Only Mr. Dion can tell us.

Just want to comment on this move... I think it's a good play, at least strategically.  Think about it... we're about to bring forward a Budget, and it will be a nice, no-boat-rocking, and somewhat positive Budget.  Not full of goodies, but one that will be hard for the Liberals to justify shooting down.  They'll be forced to either kill it (which they won't), or swallow and support it, or simply sit on their hands again.

Then, follow it up with the Afghan vote... force Dion to put his money where his mouth is.  Personally, I say the Afghan vote is the PERFECT election issue... it will give us a chance to FINALLY talk about what this mission is really about.  It's about freedom... not just freedom in Canada and the West from terrorism, but about freedom for the downtrodden in Afghanistan.  Where women are openly repressed, and where differing points of view are dismissed, and could cost you your very life.

It's a noble mission, and I think if Canadians are faced with the facts, the REAL FACTS, they'll support it.

If we just tell the people like it is, we'll have nothing to worry about... whatsoever.

3 Comments:

  • At Wed Feb 06, 11:16:00 PM EST, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    it will give us a chance to FINALLY talk about what this mission is really about. It's about freedom... not just freedom in Canada and the West from terrorism, but about freedom for the downtrodden in Afghanistan. Where women are openly repressed, and where differing points of view are dismissed, and could cost you your very life.

    Except that we're not there fighting for the freedom of women, who will continue to be oppressed there even if we stay for another century. Or freedom of speech, since the courts there are currently trying to put a man to death on blasphemy charges for pointing out the inequalities between men and women there. Need I go on?

    The only way we could possibly be fighting for freedom is if we were fighting to get rid of Islam over there, and that's not about to happen. There never will be freedom in the middle east as long as Islam is dominant there, and I don't see that changing anytime soon so we may as well leave.

    Out of curiosity though, when exactly do you think our soldiers should leave that country? What needs to take place for us to be able to say "mission accomplished" and bring them home?

     
  • At Thu Feb 07, 07:29:00 AM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    When the Afghan army is up to snuff... which I don't think will be as long as tbe doom and gloom naysayers think it will be. But as for a firm deadline? Hey, the Taliban reads the news too...

     
  • At Sat Feb 09, 05:29:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Somoebody ones said that an election is no time to discuss serious issues.
    While I think that may be overly cynical, I think he or she had a point.

    All too often elections descend into partisan bickering in soundbites and this would really do a great disservice to such an important issue as the Afghan mission.

    I agree with you (CC) that what we are fighting for are noble goals but just like christian heretic I have my doubts that we can 'win' this war. Especially since nobody seems to wanna state what needs to happen for us to be able to leave.

    I resent that Mr. Harper is playing politics with this issue. I would have much preferred that he tried with reasoned debate in the house to find a compromise first. This issue deserved it.
    He still could have made it confidence motion later if nothing was being accomplished.
    Instead he's going ahead in keeping with his 'bull in a chinashop' nature and he could ultimately do a great diservice to the mission in Afghanistan.
    H.

     

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