So the Conservatives are falling fast in the polls. Canadians finally have a reason not to vote Conservative. During the past three elections, Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have highlighted the deficiencies in the Liberal Party in order to get elected. First with the sponsorship scandal and then with the Easter Bunny himself, Stephane Dion. But they have never given Canadians a reason to vote for the Party instead of simply against the Liberals.
Now all that has changed with Michael Ignatieff.
There is no more punching bag and the Conservative ad campaign to target Ignatieff’s residency in the U.S. is going to flop big time. Instead of proposing some actual conservative policies, they are going to waste donations to “the Conservative Fund” on trying to convince Canadians about how awful it is that Michael Ignatieff is really — wait for it — a liberal American. That’s what the backroom boys think is going to return the CPC to power again. Pretty lame, no?
Harper, himself, has already mused that he “might lose his job” in the near future. He can read the writing on the wall.
For the Conservative Party to be returned to power, they need to reinvigorate their base. This means they need to appeal to the libertarian and social conservative elements within it if they are to have any chance at winning. Without these two pillars, they are going to lose the next election. If Harper only wants to be a hair to the right of the Liberal Party, this is simply not going to cut it with conservatives. We’ll just stay home and let the cards fall where they may.
There are many social conservatives who have never voted for the Conservative Party because they see it, in many respects, to be even worse than the Liberal Party. Harper’s government has even squashed even modest attempts at introducing pro-life legislation regarding violent criminals attacking pregnant women. That move, coupled with his general “Mr. Muzzle” approach to governing, has earned him few friends in the pro-life movement. He has a paranoia about the issue of abortion, wrongly believing that if he were to concede even a tiny bit on this issue, he would lose.
But that, of course, is a lie.
The polls have consistently showed that Canadians do not approve of the status quo on abortion on demand in this country. They have consistently showed through the years that two-thirds of Canadians want some restrictions on abortion. (See Environics Poll – October, 2005, Environics Poll – October, 2006, Environics Poll – October, 2007, Environics Poll – October, 2008). But still, the government won’t touch this issue with a 10-foot pole. And year after year, our country dies a little more.
Abortion clinics in Canada flaunt their late term abortion services (up to 23 weeks), all the while refusing to acknowledge the humanity of a child even at 20 weeks. And if the pregnancy is over 24 weeks, we ship our sisters and daughters to Wichita, Kansas for the “procedure”, on the taxpayer’s dime no less.
While our politicians and judges either mouth platitudes of opposition, or work actively to ensure this deadly sacrifice continues year after year and decade after decade, the cry of the innocents goes unheard. It’s the silent scream that we would rather not hear. Natural justice is denied to the most defenseless human being in the most dangerous place to be in Canada: a mother’s womb. Every societal indicator of a healthy society has shown that Canada is a social disaster zone. Abortion rates continue to skyrocket, as does family breakdown, drug abuse, violence, addiction to pornography, and every sort of social malady imaginable.
And while Canada continues to disintegrate, the media pundits and the politicians promote foolish and idiotic solutions to the nation’s problems while willfully ignoring the real reason why Canada is destroying itself. Do we not have eyes to see what is happening to Canada today? Are we so blinded by our decadence and selfishness that we will let ourselves descend into the basest depravity before we are thoroughly destroyed as a country; where even now our basic civil rights and freedoms are being threatened because we refuse to rear our own children and pass down our traditions?
Yesterday, 12,000 Canadians showed up on Parliament Hill in the rain and strong wind. They represent millions of Canadians across this country who are ready and willing to work for, donate to, and vote for a Party and a leader who will give them a ray of hope on this issue. And yet, the Party which is supposed to be protecting our traditions as Canadians and protecting our way of life is, in point of fact, destroying our country by destroying our future, the unborn children of this country. We’ve been mortgaging our future for the sake of a false freedom, but as with all bad mortgages, the time to pay up is quickly approaching.
If the Conservative Party wants a chance at staying in power, it had better start distinguishing itself from the Liberal Party on fiscal and social issues. For once, Canadians want a clear choice. We want an ideological choice, not a pragmatic one.
Scrap the “Michael Ignatieff spent a lot of time in the US” card, guys, and get real. Start playing the game on our turf:
1. Pass the Unborn Victims of Crime Bill.
2. Scrap the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
3. Cut significant income taxes for families.
If the Conservative Party of Canada wants to stay in power, it should start acting like a Conservative Party. They should be the Party of natural justice and Canadian families.