Saturday, January 21, 2006

Values, indeed

Babble on.

The question of values has been raised once again by Paul Martin and the Liberals. They say Stephen Harper's values aren't Canadian values.

The truth about values in this campaign is that Stephen Harper actually has some and Paul Martin does not.

Worried about abortion? About judicial activism? About same-sex marriage?

Ben Sharma lays out the two leaders' positions. Not just in this campaign, not just what you read on the front page of the Toronto Star, mind you, but their actual words over the course of the past dozen years.

"I am personally against abortion on demand, but I believe it is very clear that there must be legislation brought in that will deal with what is becoming simply a mish-mash of approaches" - Paul Martin (Halifax Daily News, July 20, 1989)

Further, according to the same edition of the Halifax Daily News:

"Martin said the prime minister must immediately recall parliament to introduce new abortion legislation"

and finally, Paul Martin on abortion laws and judicial activism:

"It's very clear that we are going to have 10 different [abortion] laws and that we are going to have these laws made by judges" (Halifax Chronicle-Herald, July 20, 1989)

...

...Johnson pointed to a 1994 Reform Party convention, where Harper opposed a resolution by party members to define marriage strictly as a heterosexual union -- a definition which would deny gay and lesbian couples equal access to spousal and family benefits.

"Eighty-seven per cent voted for it," said Johnson Thursday on CTV's Canada AM. "But Harper stood out and he said: 'these are not party issues ... they're issues of conscience.'" Harper has held steadfast to this belief, said Johnson.


Read it all, and decide whose values merit your respect. Ask yourself if honesty is a value required of a Prime Minister. Then ask yourself which leader deserves your vote.

Babble off.

7 Comments:

At 1:39 PM, Blogger Greg Staples said...

I lost all respect I once had for Paul Martin this week. He is a dispicable politician.

A Roman Catholic, who goes to mass daily, who is against our status quo non-abortion law who is using a non-existent Conservative position as a club to beat them with as a last-ditch attempt to reclaim power.

All that and he is forcing me to write run-on sentences. He has to go.

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger Jason Monteith said...

Paul Martin is a Roman Catholic.

Who was against abortion.

But now is for it.

And tries to beat Stephen Harper over the head with this issue.

And yet Martin still goes to church.

In our cities.

In our churches.

In Canada.

I am not making this up.

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

I agree Greg. The run on sentences really are the last straw! LOL! Thanks for the laugh.

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger Mark said...

You and I both know the MSM will NEVER carry this sort of stuff.

One wonders if the CPC would?

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger Ghost of a flea said...

Which would explain why all the Evangelicals are voting Liberal. Except they aren't because they know what the "free vote" section that follows the "no abortion policy" section of the CPC platform means. Look, I have no confidence whatsoever in the sincerity of our current Prime Minister's opinions - whatever they might be - but I have every confidence in the intentions of the man who looks set to become our Prime Minister tomorrow night. This confidence explains why I cannot vote for the man.

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

You and I have gone 'round and 'round on this, Flea. You don't trust the Conservatives. Nothing anyone says can make you trust the Conservatives. Your mind is made up.

We get it. Personally, I got it months ago. I'm not sure how it merits comment at this point.

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger The Tiger said...

It's so fun to see old fights come to the foreground again...

 

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