This is a question that has befuddled us at the BR and simply by asking it we have obviously upset the Conservatives that read these pages. But I would ask them – just how long are you going to tolerate a Leader of the Party that you support telling big porkies at almost every stop on this campaign trail.
The problem in pointing out to the unwashed that we would like to convert to the position of not supporting Mr Harper this time around is that they would say, “What’s a lie and don’t they all do it?” As if the idea that a truthful politician is impossible to find and lies are part of the package.
We do not subscribe to that notion simply because truthfullness demonstrates a bunch of virtues: integrity, character, trustworthiness and believability. A person that asks for your support and demonstrates none of the above is no worse than a criminal who offends against common decency and public morals. If we cannot have a moral and just Society with people willing to live up to ideals we are no worse than regimes led by gangsters and crooks.
But back to the idea of isolating Stephen Harper as a liar. We have had many instances of lying from this man, especially during the recent, and ongoing, revelations about the discretions of Senator Duffy. The instances we have seen in the news lately are too many to list but basically PMSH is on record as having at least three statements, in the House of Commons, as different scenarios of the same basic fact. Logic defies facts, if only statement is true then the others must have been lies. It is a Parliamentary offence against convention, and probably House rules, to tell mislead the House. PMSH is a repeat offender howcum he hasn’t been called on it by the House?
It may be just us polite Candians that refuse to face facts – Stephen Harper is a liar and as such fails the moral test to be Prime Minister. We just hope that enough Canadians recognise this situation and punish him for it at the Polls.