12.08.2008

Ben-Ami says Harper is Disingenuous

Ben-Ami says Harper is Disingenuous

Harper is attempting to make short term political gain for long term damage to Parliament.

No need to take my word for that when you can take it from one of the most Conservative voices in Canadian public discourse, one Joseph C. Ben-Ami is the president of the very conservative think tank, the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies and he is none too proud of Stephen Harper these days...
...It’s a little disingenuous for them (Conservatives) to rely on the rules of parliamentary procedure to claim and defend their right to govern, then cry foul when opposition parties use the very same rules to try to form a parliamentary coalition with not only an equal constitutional right to govern, but perhaps an even stronger moral right based on the aggregate support they received in the recent election and the discrepancies between that support and the current seat distribution in the House of Commons....- Harper must defend conservative policy, not play political games, December 7, 2008

Ben Ami's article goes on with respect to Mr. Harper's charges of treason and sedition against Stephane Dion, Jack Layton and the coalition...

...Mr. Harper’s government was only able to survive for more than 2 ½ years during the previous Parliament because it too had worked out a responsible modus vivendi with the BQ, as any prudent minority government would do. Remember the declaration that Quebec is a nation within Canada? By characterizing the Liberal-NDP willingness to cooperate with the BQ as incitement to treason – which is what sedition is, after all – Mr. Harper and his supporters are not just being insincere; they are engaging in their own brand of incitement. It may serve them well in the short term, but politics has a funny way of exacting revenge on those who practice it with such calculated cynicism. As the Prophet Hosea warned, “Those who sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.”...

1 comment:

Gene said...

Thanks for the link! Very interesting article.