I listened to the speech from the throne twice just to make sure that I was hearing right and there was nothing in it that surprised me and there was not. The direction for Canada is clear and is as harper promised it would be. For the next four years the rich will get richer and the poor will continue to suffer and there is no stopping the Prime Minister and his government and it looks good on us, because we as Canadians allowed it to happen.
As Canadians we will begin to understand what Mr. Harper means when he says I intend to reintroduce into parliament things like, the Gun Registry Program, improvements to Medic Care. Unfortunately we as Canadians are about to find out what the Prime Minister and his party mean when they say they are about to reintroduce tougher laws against people smuggling, like Campaign Blue Blindfold and all of the other things that the majority of Canadians were happy did not make it into law when he was stopped by the government opposition when he did not have a majority government and this is only the tip of the iceberg.
We as Canadians have been told that our children will continue to die overseas, so that other countries can become Christian and democratic and have a chance to enjoy all of the privileges of democracy, and government provided services, that we are denied in Canada. I feel sorry for the refugees, who did not vote, but as for the rest of Canadians who decided to punish one party and a leader who had no responsibility in what a former government and leader did, I hope that your revenge was worth it, because you are about to find out what happens when you vote to punish instead of voting for what you want and need to survive.
The murmurings and the whining are starting to be heard about the mean evil spirited political regime that is running this country and I smile to myself and wonder, what if Canadians had stopped punishing the Liberals for the Sponsorship Scandal like it happened yesterday, what kind of government we would have today? The Gomery Commission Enquiry, proved that there was not one illegal act proven against any elected Liberal member of parliament, in relation to the Sponsorship Scandal, so at the end of the day was it really any worse than anything other politically motivated or generated scandal, or anything that the Harper led Conservatives have done? Canadians said in this election that all scandals related to the Harper government were okay and was just politicians being politicians, so I guess I just do not follow the logic that insists that it was such a total betrayal by the Liberals to have done what they did?
People are also beginning to whine about the government’s role in Libya and the deaths of innocent civilians, but where was the concern for these issues and these people during the election? No Canadian, no matter what your political party affiliation, have the right to say they did not know what Harper would do if given a majority government, because he spelt it out clearly and we are getting exactly what we deserve from our government, after being given a clear choice.
As prices for everything goes up and your salaries stay frozen if you are fortunate to still have a job; I say it looks good on you. When you end up with a medical system that is better for the rich; I say you are getting what you voted for. For those of you who are now whining about the price of the jet fighters; I say please stop you are getting exactly what you asked for. the price of the jets did not seem to bother you just a few weeks ago. When you voted the way you did and gave Mr. Harper his majority government you said yes to all of the things I mentioned above. You are about to see that when you vote to punish it is you who will suffer the most. The 60% of you that did not want Harper, or any of the things that he is going to pass into law now that he has his majority that represents only 40% of Canadians, have only yourselves to blame.
I hope he passes everything that he could not before, just because so many Canadians could not be bothered to even go vote at all. You are the worst whiners of all. You are always complaining after the election and always abstaining at election time. Waiting in emergency rooms forever and a day should be endured by you in silence for the next four years. If you find that you can no longer afford to pay the high cost of escalating tuition fees for your children to go to university, just remember that you could not be bothered to vote and keep your whining to yourself. When your bridge’s collapse and pot holes in your roads begin to damage your cars, just go pay to have it fixed and do not complain, because you who think that not voting is the answer and a great way to protest are going to see why not voting is never the answer.
The loudest criers in the end though will be those who voted for Mr. Harper, because they thought that economics was more important than good government, the respecting of democracy, the government being transparent and the government obeying the laws of Canada and International law. You thought that somehow electing a government that does not follow any of the afore-mentioned things would not harm you, hurt you, or touch you in any way. You people are in for a rude awakening, because bad government affects all of its citizens; some right away, like the most vulnerable and most dependant on the government to survive and then the rest of the population. Small businesses will start to suffer and its employees who once thought they would be self-sufficient forever, will become the poor, the jobless, those needing of government assistance. Unfortunately for them, they will understand in short order that their vote for Harper will have assured that there is no longer any assistance to be had and that they will have to suffer and do without some very basic needs. Harper does not care how, or what the reason it is that you end up on the bottom of the food chain, there will be no mercy.
In short the throne speech offers exactly what we knew it would and there is not one Canadian who can say they did not know what they were getting into. The reasons why we voted the way we did are different, but the end result was the same, for the next four years we must suffer and lick our wounds and rethink our voting strategy, so that we never make such a costly mistake again.
Of all the things that I heard I will be most interested to see how the senate issue plays out. If we are going to minimize how long a person can be in the senate and have it elected why can’t we also limit how for how many terms a Prime Minister can hold the office and do something like what we see in the USA, since this is where we seem to be headed with all of this. It will also be interesting to see if Prime Minister Harper seeks a court ruling on the matter or whether he will try to force it through, like he does everything else.