Friday, September 11, 2009

No Conservatives

There’s an election on the horizon, and though I’m a Liberal, I’m not worried in the least about the conservatives. Not because of some disconnected sense of confidence, not because of some bloated type of arrogance, the reason why I’m not concerned about the conservatives is because frankly there are none.

The Conservative Party under Stephen Harper has abandoned every position that is intrinsic to conservative ideology. Fiscal responsibility, the most fundamental principle of conservatism has not only been abandoned by the Tories, but has been opposed by them since taking office. Cutting spending was not even attempted; instead it was increased, creating a now projected deficit of $55.9 Billion. Where once conservatives fought wars over taxes, let alone deficit spending and the interest that is sure to accumulate, this party of blue is reveling in being in the red.

Believing that religion and morality have an important role in society is something that conservatism is well known for but this position itself has been made sacrilege by the Tories. Stephen Harper has discarded the belief that the holy union of marriage is only and purely between a man and a woman sanctioned by God and now embraces that which he opposed, same-sex marriage. Where the conservative ideology believes morality should guide society, the posing Party of the same name believes the opposite, making morality nothing more than dictates by popular whim.

Where government was written in small lettering on the stone pillar of conservatism, the word government now expands on the ever growing blue balloon that is this Conservative institution. The federal Conservative cabinet grew from 32 members to 38, giving taxpayers an additional bill of 3.9 million dollars a year. Federal expenditures have increased 30%, currently 40 Billion dollars a year more than the previous Liberal government.

These among other points, such as the still existing gun-registry, the retreat in Afghanistan, the lack of accountability in deficit projections, and the record breaking 27 Senate appointments in one year only further illustrate the Conservatives’ opposition to their very own ideology.

In all likelihood there is an election approaching, and though I am a Liberal, I’m not worried about the conservatives, because there just aren’t any.

2 comments:

Lizt. said...

I think there a few PCs out there who do not like Harper. Any left over in the government, have sold their souls to the Far Right.

Allvira said...

Exactly, I am agreed with your point "Believing that religion and morality have an important role in society is something that conservatism is well known for but this position itself has been made sacrilege by the Tories." Its true. I am also condemn those who already sell their soul only for few luxuries.
Allvira
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