Friday, May 1, 2009

Stephen Harper is not a Tory

"Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm." - Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

The new Conservative Party of Canada was created on a lie and fueled with corruption; changing the face of politics in Canada. By capitalizing on the nostalgia of the old 'Tory' name, Stephen Harper was able to lull Canadians into thinking that his party had a tradition, and many of his newest supporters mistakenly take comfort in the belief that they are following a Party that is a century and a half old.

Of course, most of his core followers do know the difference and expect him to push their social conservative agenda; which is to make abortion a crime, make homo-sexuality a crime or at least ban equal marriage, eliminate the gun registry and scrap the Human Rights Commission.

A Tory by definition is an 'ardent supporter of established institutions in politics’ (Webster's) and Canada’s first Tories represented the United Empire Loyalist ideals, rejecting free trade and closer ties with the United States; modeling Canada after British institutions.

By contrast, Mr. Harper’s brand of conservatism is inspired by US based neo-conservatism, and supports closer ties with the United States, privatization of federal institutions and smaller government. This is evident from many of his interviews and speeches , and not a ‘Hidden Agenda’.

Sadly, the Tory party created by Sir John A. is no more and Johnny's political views would be in direct contrast to those held by our current Prime Minister. Therefore, I have come up with a few names that Mr. Harper could adopt to identify his 'New' party:

Conservative Reform Alliance Party (CRAP)
Canadian Republican Alliance Party (still CRAP)
Republican Elite Delegation of Never Ending Caucasians Klan (REDNECK)
Brotherhood of Integrated Opportunistic Teetotalers (BIGOTs)
New Organization of Godfearing Alliance at Your Service (NOGAYS)

And for his cabinet:
Republican Alliance Conservative Integrated Special Team (RACIST)