Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Harper the outsider

At this present moment, Canada's Prime minister Stephen Harper is certainly wishing to have a majority government to promulgate the bill projects that he advocates. Unfortunately, with his stubbornness, he doesn't notice that he's ideologically at odds with most Canadians.

Obviously, Stephen Harper wants to propose a parliamentary vote on the legitimacy of same-sex marriages. Given the political configuration that prevails in the House of Commons, the Conservatives are going to face a humiliating defeat, because they form a minority government. Our Prime minister doesn't understand that most Canadians consider that the debate on the rights of homosexual people is history. In fact, most Canadians are just fed up to hear Harper's discourse that conceals a religious perspective.

As time goes by, it becomes very clear that Stephen Harper's political party didn't succeed to grow up, ideologically speaking. It's true that being in politics means making choices. Nonetheless, Stephen Harper should learn that the choices that are made must be in touch with the things that are ethically accepted by a society. The difference between ethics and moral is clear: moral draws a line between what is good and what is wrong. On the other hand, ethics is a free critical judgement made without any intervention of a moral or a religion.

Is homosexuality a crime? The answer is no. A government can certainly tell to its citizens how they must live together in order to maintain the law and order. However, it appears ethically incorrect to abolish the laws on same-sex marriages that were made by the Liberals. Since the government doesn't have its place in the nation's bed, it can't tell to people how to live their love life individually. This is why the abolition of the laws on same-sex marriages is preposterous. This restriction of individual freedom is only meant to satisfy an ideological minority.

These people have the right to benefit from the laws on same-sex marriages as long as these laws don't bother me as an individual. This man probably pretends that he's modern, but some people compare him to an old black-and-white TV. The Tories should think about adopting the strategy of the British Conservative Party led by David Cameron.

By putting aside their inner demons, the British Tories managed to become quite popular because they tried to reach the British's mainstream mentality that keeps evolving. On that note, the more Harper enlarge the ideological chasm that exist between him and the majority of Canadians, the more his dreams for having a majority government will fade. It doesn't take a degree in Canadian politics to understand that many people will be tempted to see the Tories as a group of backwarded people who are against evolution. Just like the American Republican, Harper is playing the political game called "Either you're with me or against me" to a lesser extent.

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