Sunday, January 15, 2006

Who's Your Enemy?

Prime Minister Paul Martin seems to believe that this

can be (about one third of the time in Canada) a woman's enemy.

Prime Minister Paul Martin wants you to believe that Mr. Harper is the enemy of "Canadian values" for not agreeing with this argument.

Unfortunately, Mr. Harper and all the other party leaders seem to agree with PM's argument.

I think Canadians can do better for both mother and child than to pit them against each other.

Canada, know what you're choosing. Ask for a better choice than to set mother against child.


Blogger BillyHW said...


Monday, January 16, 2006 10:57:00 p.m.  
Blogger Linda said...

Excellent post, and excellent comment over at AC's re SH's recent pronouncements. I'm with you - if we're stifled, we have to walk - there is no other choice compatible with our beliefs. You made some excellent points re things pro-lifer's can and should do provincially. Although PEI is still (amazingly enough) an abortion-free zone, I'm sure we're still paying for quite a few of them...

BTW, I'm in a study group doing Christopher West's Theology of the Body Explained - I really think that JPII has absolutely nailed the reasons for the whole culture of death - as George Weigel said - it's "a theological time bomb waiting to go off sometime in the 21st century." There is SO MUCH to unpack in what he says - and it's nothing less than life for a dying culture...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 8:11:00 p.m.  
Blogger Cyrano said...

LOL - Linda, my wife and I are also in a study of JPII's Theology of the Body. Unfortunately, we're not using West's book as our text (although I have a copy of it, and plan to use it to 'cheat' at our discussion meetings).

Culture of Life versus Culture of Death - it's that simple.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:00:00 p.m.  
Blogger Jonathan Bloedow said...

I think it's way too early to walk from the CPC. There are (and will be) too many pro-life social conservative MPs for us to give up so quickly. I think we need to get into leadership in the ridings, and get enough representation at the party convention, support the pro-family MPs, and work from within. I think one needs to try for at least 5 years before giving up. We've never been this close to having a seat at the table.

Harper and many close to him are pro-life in their bones. I think he needs to be convinced that the pro-life position is not political poison. He's just making some (very) bad tactical choices based on what he and his people regard (incorrectly) as political necessity.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 3:24:00 p.m.  
Blogger Cyrano said...

Jonathon, I agree - but Harper needs to realize that his current statements will have consequences if they continue.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 4:43:00 p.m.  
Blogger Linda said...

I agree too - we will be electing some wonderful pro-life MP's, and they'll need all the support we can give them. Abortion IS political poison right now, but with the rise of blogs, I think that we can at least start a discussion, just as Cyrano does so well at places like AC's. Speaking of free speech, did you see this?

(West's book is superb - he does an excellent summary/analysis/commentary - I would find tackling JPII's writings without this guide to be just a wee bit daunting! p.s. Holly Pierlot is leading our study - it's a lot of fun!)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 6:34:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Brantael said...

check out the latest issue of "Western Standard" and the articles therein 'Stephen in the Middle'. Sub title is "But what price are Conservatives willing to pay for power?" In his publisher's letter, Ezra Levant writes that for the first time in a year he's optimistic. I do not yet share this. I look forward to many of the moderately conservative and commonsensical financial benefits to come from a Conservative government but I believe the CPC has sold us out essentially. By styling his longer-term project as becoming the new natural governing party, it seems Harper has made power the goal rather than seeing government as a service to the people. If he is already so concerned about losing the chance to govern then his main task during whatever term(s) he main gain will be to be all things to all people, lest he lose some future election. All things to all will mean sacrificing anything seen as outside the main. The Liberals have been allowed to define this during the long cold winter of their dynasty; the sacred fat cow of the CBC and other hangers-on media distribute this vision. Apparently the CPC and Harper have accepted this. Each reincarnation of the real right (Reform-Alliance-CPC) and seen a further jump to the centre [read "left"] in the name of pragmatic appeal. The newest movements only further confirm the tendency. I shall fade away now ... even I am becoming depressed by my nay-saying. I hope I am wrong

Friday, January 20, 2006 8:46:00 p.m.  

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