In the second segment of a two-part interview with the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussed, among other things, his understanding of how abortion should be dealt with in Canada.
Mr. Harper said, “I have spent my political career trying to stay out of that issue.” He went on to say, “if you want to diminish the number of abortions, you’ve got to change hearts and not laws. And I’m not interested in having a debate over abortion law.”
PM Harper is correct that hearts need to be changed. But does that fact release him from his responsibility to restrict lawlessness?
For several years now, the Harper Conservatives have been promoting their ‘tough on crime’ agenda. Why do we need longer prison sentences? Why do we need laws prohibiting theft, assault, rape–and the list goes on–if all criminals need is a change of heart?
The answer is obvious.
Of course there must be laws in place to protect Canadians. In fact, it is the very presence of laws that gives us freedom. Imagine if there were no laws against murder–we would not be free to walk in the streets!
Harper is way off base when he tries to distance himself from pro-lifers. He is shifting the debate from Parliament to preachers; but in reality, he is responsible for the protection of all Canadians–including the unborn–so that we are all free…to live!
We have laws that prohibit theft of property, not because thieves don’t need a change of heart, but because it is the task and responsibility of the government to bring justice to those who do wrong.
Canada is not served by politicians who shirk those responsibilities. This latest attempt by Stephen Harper and the Conservatives to duck an issue they fear is another clear indication that the abortion issue will never be discussed in the House of Commons under their watch.
It’s time for all Canadians who are concerned about the “silent holocaust” of the unborn to recognize this reality, and cease supporting the Conservative Party, which has–under Mr. Harper’s leadership and control–become a party slavishly committed to shielding the abortion industry from scrutiny or debate. His willingness to throw the unborn “under the bus” in the hopes of gaining his majority is now undeniable. Those who support him in misguided loyalty become de facto accomplices to his agenda. When their votes are tallied, their complicity sends the wrong message to Mr. Harper and to all anti-life MPs. It tells them that the sacrifice of the unborn for political gain is acceptable and gives them no reason to change their tactics or their policies.
As a candidate for CHP Canada, I want to advocate for the unborn who have no voice. I invite all pro-lifers to join with me in the only action which can truly make a difference: take power away from the Conservatives!
If you continue to support such negligent leadership you are wasting your vote! It’s time to make your vote count; it’s time for Better Solutions with CHP Canada!
The Battle of the UVic bunnies is not over.
After volunteers successfully rescued the majority of the abandoned pets (Nearly 900 rabbits!!) to sanctuaries, the University of Victoria in BC recently announced plans to kill any abandoned pet rabbits that they find on the campus after March 1st. Volunteers, under the TRACS umbrella, have delivered hundreds of rabbits to the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch in Texas. All spays and neuters are being paid for by FurBearer Defenders!!
In order to save the rabbits and move them to their new home sanctuary, a government wildlife permit is required. TRACS’s Wildlife Permit to move the rabbits expires on March 31st. They have asked for it to be extended, as the University says the killing of rabbits will resume March 1st.
Prior to government approval of the permit, the university killed over 100 innocent bunnies in May of 2010. By signing this petition, you are showing your support for the continuation of the rabbit rescue, and sending a message to UVic and the local municipal governments that killing abandoned pets and their offspring is unacceptable and inhumane. By signing the petition, you also support the municipalities changing their bylaws to stop the sale of unsterilized rabbits and to strengthen and enforce the penalties for dumping unwanted rabbits.
You can further help the UVic bunnies, by visiting the AAEVPC web site and making a tax deductible donation to help with transportation costs, and ongoing care and feeding costs of these adorable innocent creatures.
On behalf of the bunnies, thank you!
Visit http://www.tracs-bc.ca/uvicbun.html for more information.
Lia and the AAEVPC crew
The most offensive aspect of most “news” coverage was how quickly the radical left moved to politicize the event, using it to demonize their opponents–especially Sharon Angle, who cautioned that if the Tea Party movement fails to arrest the Obama administration’s repeated by-passing of the Constitution, “we might have to exercise Second Amendment solutions.” That was not an incitement to participate in violence–any more than John F. Kennedy’s warning that “those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable.” Both statements are warnings about the dangers of failing to defend the constitutional law that makes civil society possible. Such statements are a legitimate part of vigorous political debate. The assertion that they incite irrational violence is itself irrational.
The hypocrisy of the left leaning media became embarrassingly evident after they made much of the “riflescope” image that appeared on Sarah Palin’s website as an indication that the Congresswoman should be defeated; but they said absolutely nothing about the fact that a radical left-wing website also had a “riflescope” image over the Congresswoman.
The insightful words of Kevin DeYoung who wrote about this tragedy last week in the Aquila Report certainly put things in proper perspective:
“Unfortunately, pundits shy away from explicitly personal and moral categories in precisely the moments we need them most…Whenever a public tragedy like this occurs everyone on the right and the left struggles to find some cause, and that cause is almost always outside the self…
“In such a world we are no longer moral beings with the propensity for great acts of righteousness and great acts of evil. We are instead, at least when we are bad, the mere product of our circumstances, our society, our upbringing, our biochemistry, or our hurts…We are so awash in the language of disorders and dysfunction that we don’t know how to talk about good and evil.”
What happened in Arizona was most certainly evil, and from the onset and throughout should have been covered in prayer. CHP Canada prays for God’s peace and comfort to surround the families involved, for a hedge of protection around their lives and for healing and restoration for those recovering from wounds both mental and physical.
We pray that God’s glory be made to shine through His people amidst the darkness that threatens them.
Well, the year is starting off to be a busy one. We are sad to report that there are issues all across the country, and we are working on as many of them as possible. We will soon be uploading to our website a new Report to Members on the campaign work done in 2010.
Liz met with another person today who is interested in running as a candidate for the animals. She did this in between phone interviews from media interested in an elk issue in the Bancroft / North Hastings area in Ontario and the ongoing coyote issue in Ottawa.
Meanwhile, Morris (one of our wonderful volunteers) and I plugged away at the daily mail and getting receipts for our monthly donors ready to send out.
It’s going to be a full house tomorrow with a number of other volunteers in to help with receipts. Thank you to all who make this important work speaking out for the animals possible.
Lia and the AAEVPC crew
In response to Saturday’s Arizona shooting of U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Ottawa’s Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon stated, “Regardless of where they occur, attacks against democratically elected officials affect and undermine the safety of us all.”
At 10:10 AM, at a meet-and-greet outside a Safeway store, a mad gunman went on a shooting rampage targeting Giffords. His slaughter ended with the shooting of nineteen people, killing six and critically wounding the congresswoman. Among the dead were Judge John McCarthy Roll and a nine-year-old girl.
U.S. Chief Justice Roberts said the killing of Judge Roll “is a sombre reminder of the importance of the rule of law and the sacrifices of those who work to secure it.”
As we know, political issues can often be very controversial and political candidates can expect to be the sounding boards for all positions. It goes with the territory. What we have to remember is that acts from psychotics or Islamic extremists against elected officials must not discourage candidates from seeking political office. Rather, the threat should be seen as a call to serve!
Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister stated that an attack of this nature undermines the safety of us all, yet the U.S. Justice correctly identified the responsibility of every leader to uphold–through personal sacrifice–public safety and the rule of law.
As I watched the news coverage of this U.S. tragedy unfold, it reminded me of the important principles the Christian Heritage Party defends, and the very important role that each of our candidates fulfills. CHP Canada, more than any other party, has always been and continues to be in the forefront, speaking clearly and boldly, stating our opposition to issues that the major parties choose not to confront. Often our CHP candidate will take a lot more flak during campaigns as a result. Examples of just a few of the issues we are willing to confront are the growing Islamic ideological threat to Canada, the massive growth of our national debt, the assault on traditional marriage, the bogus ‘climate change’ theory, and the sanctity of life in the womb. At a summer BBQ, one elected MP was reported as stating that he appreciated running against a CHP candidate because it often took the pressure off him.
Canada was founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law. You and I both know there are definitely factions within our nation today that are attempting to undermine both God’s supremacy and our rule of law. In these troubling times who will answer the call to serve? Will you? In the last federal election fifty-nine CHP candidates made that personal sacrifice and ran for public office. In all of Canada, fifty-nine candidates willing to stand up for Christ and His sovereign law! Don’t let Canada’s safety be undermined. As we draw near another federal election, we need a team and a candidate in all three hundred and eight electoral districts in Canada. Call today to serve in some capacity today!
I know of no other political party that promises any kind of hope for this nation! Only CHP Canada! It’s time to defend and take back our nation.
Contact our national office at NationalOffice@chp.ca or call 1-888-868-3247.