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Posted on December 4th, 2013 by Paycheck in Conservative Party, Freedom
In 2007 Conservative party brass in Ottawa cut off Heather Stilwell’s run for the Conservative nomination in a B.C. riding. Stilwell had launched her campaign prior despite warnings that the Conservative Party would not allow her to run due to her history as a prominent advocate for the right-to-life and the traditional family. The party’s decision was reversed days after LifeSiteNews.com broke the story. Harper rejected the candidacy of outspoken social conservative John Pacheco, organizer of the 15,000-strong March for Marriage on Parliament Hill in 2005, during the Ottawa West nomination that same year in a move to protect the party’s preferred candidate John Baird, a staunch proponent of homosexual ‘marriage’. Pacheco, an unflinching pro-life advocate who runs the blog Socon or Bust, welcomed the news of Chong’s bill. “Since the political culture in Ottawa is firmly rooted in the culture of death, any structural change that lessens its grip and gives more influence and leverage to the pro-life movement and pro-life MPs is a good thing,” he told LifeSiteNews.com. “Time and time again, whether it’s abortion, gay ‘marriage’, or euthanasia, we see that the people are against these totalitarian and destructive ideologies, yet the political class and the power-brokers behind the scenes ram it through anyway.” Pacheco sees the bill as benefiting the political effort to protect unborn life. “It stands to reason that anything we can do to saturate government’s power is a good thing for the pro-life movement. This measure and any others like it should be strongly backed by people who value family and life,” he said. (Source)
Sooner or later, the totalitarian impulse is confronted. It would be great if this Bill passed. When I organized the March, I should have had the gonads to deny Harper a speaking platform.
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When I ran against Baird in 2006, I told everyone that he would do much more damage being a Conservative than if he were a member of the Liberal Party or NDP. I see that I was right yet again.
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Posted on June 13th, 2013 by Squeaker in Conservative Party
As you’ve probably heard, Brent Rathgeber has resigned from the Conservative Party and will sit as an independent MP. He just couldn’t stomach Stephen Harper’s strong-arm tactics any more.
Good on him.
As Andrew Coyne points out in a very thoughtful article, this is part of the unrest that started several weeks ago when Mark Warawa had his democratic rights quashed when he tabled a motion to condemn sex-selective abortions. Let’s see if anybody else jumps ship.
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Posted on April 29th, 2013 by Paycheck in Conservative Party, Freedom
No more smooth sailing for Stevie.
And remember, the freedom that is being granted to ALL MPs was started by a Pro-Life MP asking tough question about abortion.
The slavery that we’re under is about to end.
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Posted on March 28th, 2013 by Paycheck in Abortion, Conservative Party
Funny how that works.
It’s interesting that Harper and his political enemies in the other Parties can come together to put down the Innocent. Sometimes, nothing ever changes.
Now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus; for he had wanted to see Him for a long time, because he had been hearing about Him and was hoping to see some sign performed by Him. And he questioned Him at some length; but He answered him nothing. And the chief priests and the scribes were standing there, accusing Him vehemently. And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate. Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been enemies with each other. – Luke 23:8-12
The Passion appears to play out in every age: First Jesus, now the unborn. Which actor are you in this drama?
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Posted on March 21st, 2013 by Paycheck in Abortion, Conservative Party
…are just not worth the trouble.
Never vote for a pro-abort establishment candidate…ever. Always vote pro-life…or don’t vote at all.
Harper and his lackeys are no friends of social conservatives or the unborn.
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And to think the CBC started it all….
Oh the irony! God has one heck of a sense of humour.
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Posted on September 25th, 2012 by Paycheck in Conservative Party, Homosexuality
Just goes to show that you should never vote for the Party. Always vote for the candidate and their positions.
Many social conservatives voted for the Conservatives because they thought Harper would at least hold the fort, even though he was a laggard on pro-life legislation. That’s why, in my Riding, people held their noses and voted for Baird.
Big mistake. Now Harper is pink and Baird is our Prime Minister in waiting.
Oh and as for the murder of that Ugandan homosexual that Baird keep banging his drum on to whoop up the Conservative troops, the truth of it is rather inconvenient.
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Jason Kenney is positioning himself as the next Prime Minister in waiting in the Conservative Party.
OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party say they will allow a free vote on Stephen Woodworth’s pro-life motion, which will be up for a vote on Wednesday. The news comes as Harper and top members in his government have worked to defeat the motion after repeated pledges that they would not reopen the abortion debate. CBC reporter Kady O’Malley reported on Twitter Monday afternoon that she had confirmed with the office of Government Whip Gordon O’Connor that the vote on M-312 will be free, both for ministers and backbench MPs. O’Connor had lambasted the motion in its first hour of debate in April, insisting abortion “cannot be eliminated” and is “part of the human condition.” Motion 312 proposes to set up a special committee to re-examine section 223 of Canada’s Criminal Code, which stipulates that a child only becomes a human being once he or she has fully proceeded from the womb. Prime Minister Harper, along with all other party leaders, has pledged to vote against the motion and reports indicate that he has pressured Conservative MPs to do so as well. In April, he said it was “unfortunate” that the motion was even deemed votable. On Monday afternoon, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney – considered a possible successor to Harper as Conservative leader – threw his support behind Woodworth and called for a “respectful debate” on abortion.
So, you see, folks, no matter how much Harper has sold himself to the Devil to retain power on the backs of the Unborn, he cannot keep a lid on everyone. No doubt he will do his best to put some heavy pressure on his MPs to vote the Motion down or make themselves scarce during the vote.
Will this motion pass?
But that is not a realistic outcome at this time. What is a realistic outcome is getting this issue into mainstream play and getting the other side to educate themselves on what a human being is and what real human rights are all about. There’s a lot of brainwashing to undo in Canada and this motion and the debate that it will stir up are sure to start to pound some cracks in the abortion establishment. When the motion is defeated, the pro-aborts will squeal with laughter and jubilation, but little do they realize that their time is coming to an end. In politics and cultural shift, it’s all about the trajectory and momentum because that’s where we all end up.
And right now, baby, it’s all pro-life.
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Posted on June 5th, 2012 by Paycheck in Abortion, Conservative Party
OTTAWA – Conservative MPs are under intense pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to vote against a Tory MP’s non-binding motion that calls on Parliament to study when human life begins.
Tory sources say Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants southern Ontario MP Stephen Woodworth’s motion eliminated before Parliament rises for the summer in late June. Read the rest of this entry »
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Everyone knows that Harper, to his credit, is big on preventing maternal deaths in the developing world. But we also know where he stands on abortion too.
Well, here’s a little gem that should cause him to rethink his position.
What is more important to Stephen Harper? Lowering Maternal Deaths or Supporting Abortion?
Which is it, Mr. Harper?
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From a Socon or Bust reader who submitted this letter to Maclean’s:
RE: The conservative stance on abortion you didn’t know about,
Maclean’s, May 14, 2012, p. 4-5
It would seem that all of the arguments being put forward against MP Stephen Woodworth’s motion proposing a re-examination of the definition of what constitutes a human being, are political in nature. I have yet to hear a reasoned argument against the motion itself, i.e. providing solid evidence that an unborn child is not indeed a human being.
What if it turns out that we are right now denying the most basic of human rights to certain members of our society? We’ve been wrong in the past regarding similar assumptions that in the mainstream were taken as a given; women, for instance, were not considered persons under Canadian law until 1929.
Only by putting aside the rhetoric and the slogans, and holding a full and honest debate, can we get to the bottom of important societal issues. Shame on our Parliament, and on Canada, should we lack the courage to do so.
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All 50 of them took off just before the March started down Ottawa’s streets.
So, uh, Mr. Harper, I assume you can count. What are you afraid of?
Media hype and people who don’t even show? What makes you think they’ll show up on Election night, either?
The “Conservative” Party really does need to learn how to count.
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By coincidence, the same day O’Connor spoke those stirring words in the House of Commons, the government announced it would appeal an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that had struck down key anti-prostitution laws. This was expected. The Conservatives have vociferously opposed any suggestion that the prostitution laws — which do not forbid prostitution per se but effectively make it impossible to do it without committing a crime — should be curtailed in any way.
So how does that square with the government’s declarations on abortion? Try replacing the word “abortion” in any part of Gordon O’Connor’s statement with “prostitution.”
“Whether one accepts it or not, prostitution is and always will be part of society. There will always be dire situations in which some women may have to choose the option of prostitution. No matter how many laws some people may want government to institute against prostitution, prostitution cannot be eliminated. It is part of the human condition.”
Fits rather nicely, doesn’t it?
Then there’s marijuana and the other illicit drugs the government is making war on. Try plugging them into O’Connor’s statement.
“I cannot understand why those who are adamantly opposed to drug use want to impose their beliefs on others by way of the Criminal Code. There is no law that says a person must use drugs. No one is forcing those who oppose drugs to use them.”
Again, the fit is close to perfect.
So what’s left? Why does the government think its ringing words apply to abortion but not to other moral choices? Simple. In O’Connor’s statement, he objects to “new laws” that curtail personal freedom but says that the exercise of that freedom must respect “current law.”
Today, there is no law banning abortion. But there are laws banning prostitution and drugs.
Thus, what looks like a highly principled statement about the relationship between morality and liberty in a pluralistic society is actually something less grand: It is a lazy and weak defence of the status quo.
Boy, Dan Gardner really does slam the Conservative Government’s rationale for opposing any laws on abortion while concurrently proposing laws to keep prostitution and needle exchanges at bay.
It really does show how ridiculously shallow Harper and his cronies are on this question. They are hardly consistent in the arguments they employ in refusing to consider any law regulating abortion while blissfully dismissing those same arguments when it’s an easier “sell”. It shows them to be the lowest of the low of the political class, pandering to what they think will keep them in power. In fact, the brutal enforcement of the will without any consideration for justice, reason, science or the most basic decency is exactly what abortion is, and that’s the script that today’s Conservative government reads from too.
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So, Prime Minister Stephen Harper “there’s-not-going-to-be-a-debate-no-way-no-how” plan hasn’t really worked out that way. The debate is here, Steve, so you need to deal with it…now and in the future. I’m sure there’ll be at least 2 other Bills coming round your way before your 4 year term is up.
Anyhow, Gordon O’Connor, one of his Ministers, has stepped up for the pro-abort side to offer the same lame arguments that have not changed since the ’60s – except this time he did it in Parliament.
You have to wonder just how long these arguments can withstand some basic logic and basic science, but I’m not complaining because he’s been useful in creating “the debate”, if only to make Harper look completely unreasonable and flakey on the most pressing moral issue of the day. It’s bizarre.
Anyhow, I digress. Back to Gord. Let’s take a look at some of Gord’s recycled arguments and see if they hold any water….
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Posted on October 18th, 2011 by Paycheck in Abortion, Conservative Party
We believe that the suppression of any debate in a democratic society is unacceptable,” said Jakki Jeffs, the campaign’s director. “We demand that the current censorship of the debate around abortion be ended, and that an open and informed discussion be held in public.”
“The stifling of the debate over the past decades has prevented all Canadians from having access to the facts, and has left the issue completely ignored,” she continued. “In the coming months we will be addressing this lack of balance, and on the 7th of February 2012 we hope those who wish to defend abortion will join us in finally debating this before the people of Ontario.”…(Source).
Stephen Harper wants to preserve religious freedom in other countries. But for some reason, he won’t allow religious people a voice in this debate. Talk about hypocrisy.
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Hey’s it’s catching on!
All she had to do is holiday in Canada, and it would have been no problem at all.
It’s all part of Harper’s “no-way-no-how-abortion-debate-in-Canada” policy.
He came to power on the (dismembered) backs of the unborn. Now he’s become paranoid about not debating the issue or even allowing others in his own Party to do so, even to the point that he will permit infanticide to protect abortion and his political career.
This is not the behaviour of a rationale or balanced man. He’s not normal. Why are “conservatives” voting for such a politician? What does it say about their kind of “conservatism”? If they are not conserving or respecting human life – both inside and outside of the womb – just what exactly are they conserving except their own egos and pensions?
I wonder if Harper and his lapdog lackies would even be marginally disturbed if they were to ever see a dead baby in a Parliamentary trash bin some day as they walked by. Would they pass over her in cold silence, reminding themselves that political power and “the economy” is the source and summit of their own dignity as human beings?
Just exactly how will they stand before their Maker on judgement day and excuse this conduct? It makes you wonder whether they have given up completely on not only themselves, the Good, their country, but their own Eternity as well.
God is not mocked. He will demand an accounting for the trampling of human dignity. And the price paid will be an eternal one. There is grace and mercy that God offers everyone, but it doesn’t last forever.
The politicians need to understand that their decisions (and ours) have eternal consequences. Life is not a political game or an ego trip. It consists of more than a cheap political/sexual thrill.
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