Monday, March 21, 2005

Conservative Party Poised to Govern – Stephen Harper Receives 84% Approval

The Conservative Party convention ended on a happy note. Although the mainstream media was determined to portray Conservatives as deeply divided over a non-issue, Conservative delegates gave Stephen a whopping 84% approval.

On the issue of same-sex marriage Conservatives re-affirmed their support for the traditional definition of marriage that defines a union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. In the interest of appearing moderate and mainstream, the party has chosen to extend all the rights and benefits of marriage to same-sex unions. The Conservatives want to appear so moderate, they even posted a photo of how Mr. Harper would look with pink hair.

Other issues debated included abortion, where it was decided not to pursue legislation limiting a woman’s right to choose. Conservatives rejected the Kyoto accord while accepting the responsibility Canada has to its allies including participation in ballistic missile defense. The new party also rejected MP recalls, referendums and votes on all constitutional amendments. Fixed election dates and proportional representation were also abandoned.

Another issue that was shot down was a proposal to create a youth wing of the party. The liberal party has a youth wing and the extreme left-wing ideology that flows out it makes you wonder who raises those kids. The Young liberals of Canada are on the forefront of legalizing drugs and prostitution. The Conservative decision not to form a youth wing was a smart choice. Conservative youth are already part of the mainstream party. We do not need to tell our youth to go play in the sandbox until they come of age as the liberals do.

The only downside of the weekend was a proposal made by party member Scott Reid. He proposed giving more weight to conservative ridings with more delegates, something that Peter McKay opposed when the PC and Alliance merged. This incident was a perfect example of how everyone has a voice in the Conservative Party, but ultimately the majority of party delegates decide the issues. Scott Reid’s proposal was shot down by an overwhelming majority, but it gave the ultra-left leaning mainstream media an opening to write endless stories about how divided the party was. It was a non-issue.

The Conservative Party comes out of this convention poised to win the next federal election and govern our nation.

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