Friday, January 29, 2010

Senate, courts would keep Tories in check: Harper (2006)

Ah, the good ole days when people thought he spoke the truth. Remember this:

The Tory leader drove home comments he made Tuesday that the Conservatives would be unable to wield absolute power even as a majority, as they would face a series of checks and balances from Liberal-appointed judges and senators.

"We have no alternative but to accept the checks; they're part of our system," Harper told a news conference in Toronto, facing some of the sharpest questioning he has faced recently.

"Judges are named, (and) judges can't be removed by governments except under extraordinary circumstances."

Harper has vowed to end the Liberal practice of "parachuting" political staffers into civil service positions where they can exert influence.

The Conservative leader also said he believes civil servants would welcome a change in government.

"Obviously, the civil service has worked for many decades much more closely with Liberal governments than others," Harper said.

Well, he ignores rulings from the courts and breaks his own laws. Apparently they are for others, not him. If you dare ask the government about accountability it will take you to court to shut you up. He ignores and gets rid of the countries watchdogs. He shut down parliament to end questions about his actions. He now has a majority in the senate. Did I also mention he violates charter rights?

I hope Canadians realize that all the reassurances from 2006 are gone. They were actually never really there. Its just taken 4 years to destroy our system. There is nothing right now acting as any sort of check or balance. By definition, Mr. Harper IS a dictator at the moment.

Dictator definitions:
* a ruler who is unconstrained by law

* authoritarian: a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner;

* a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.

* A dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual, the dictator, without hereditary

It is absolutely imperative that Canadians understand that nothing is stopping this guy anymore. Its time to wise up and do some serious thinking. The next election is key to saving the country as we know it. It may be time to put aside your particular party affiliations and line up behind one party to stop Harper.

I am not saying a majority but at least a strong minority to put Harper where he belongs. On some right wing blow hard talk show host on fox where you can just tune him out for good. We all know that's where he is headed. Why else did he spend our money advertising him self down there lately? Recommend this Post