Majority government does Canada a disservice

Editor, The Record:

To say that I am angry and disgusted by the voters who elected Stephen Harper with a majority government is only the tip of the iceberg.

But forget all the usual crap about the voters have decided and the best person has won as I’m having none of it. I had hoped that we could have dodged a bullet and denied Harper a majority government. Instead, our country has had that bullet shot right between the eyes.

I have no use for the wilfully ignorant who bend reality to fit some bogus view they need to maintain for their own reasons. I will continue to specifically blast the religious right meddling in Cesar’s realm of the secular world. Harper owes the Bible-thumpers his majority government and they will demand payment.

But those forming a block to skew voting results in this country further to the right than it really is will be only one of the areas I intend to keep harping on in my own non-evangelic way. I’ll take anyone to task who supports Harper’s coming economic and social program cuts that he will unleash on Canadians who were too stupid, apathetic, or just plain lazy in the last election to get even a basic understanding of the facts.

Some people swallowed the public relation firm’s blarney that Harper is the one to have weathered the economic storms that the Americans unleashed on the world because of the policies of former U.S. President George Bush. What saved us was that Harper was constrained by his minority government status. Voters wanted to believe otherwise because it’s easier to be deceived that to think things through critically. There will always be those who want to believe what they need to believe rather than face facts as they are.

People who voted for Harper have done this country a huge disservice. There is no point in mincing my words, nor do I intend to. And I expect no less from other people who don’t want us turned into another American-style disaster by Harper who has an almost pathological hatred for anything not rooted in Scripture or anything that smacks of the more liberal values that most Canadians hold.

Harper said to Opus Dei that he wouldn’t make the changes all at once as that would spook the Canadian people. Too late, the likes of Harper and his supporters have already spooked me greatly.

Robert T. Rock

Mission