A good acquaintance of mine who just happens to stroll around in media circles sent me this audio clip of Harper’s sell-out on abortion.
I just can’t get over how someone with a shred of respect for democracy could ever utter this sentence:
“I will use whatever influence I have in Parliament to be sure that such a matter doesn’t come to a vote.” – January 17, 2006, Quebec City
What business does Stephen Harper have in making such an outrageous statement? What’s the matter with a vote, Mr. Harper? Why must you step on the backs of unborn children, sell out your professed Christianity, act like a paranoid banana republic general trying desperately to cling to power, all for a short political legacy which will be remembered more for backroom deals, big spending, and incandescent light bulbs than it will be for genuine democracy or even nominal conservatism?
When you invoke “God Bless Canada”, is that just some kind of corny little lingo or do you really believe that blessing you invoke extends to His unborn creation as well?
Stephen Harper is all for democracy and populism when it suits his political ambitions. If those ambitions are impeded by little things like justice and respect for the helpless in our society, well, that’s just too damn bad. For Harper and co., unborn children are simply pawns on a chess board to be moved around. One moment, they are used as a shield to protect against his political opponents. In another moment, they are used as mere stepping stones in securing more votes.
The way this guy operates reminds me of a politician long, long ago who said:
“Sorry, Jesus, but the mob says you just gotta die.”