A great article on the commemoration of the War of 1812 by my friend Matt Bondy. Undoing the horrors of the trudeaupian nightmare are well underway. The Tories must also reverse the attacks on our liberty by decreasing taxes, reducing the size of government and getting rid of the hrcs and other such horrible pseudo judicial bodies.
Harper will exploit War of 1812 bicentennial
For Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, it’s a gift like no other.
In the second year of their majority mandate, the Conservatives will guide, fund and shape Canada’s commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
Tales of Canadian determination, valour and loyalty to Crown and country will hallow the month of October, 2012, slated to be designated as a month of remembrance by the federal heritage ministry, and the Conservative government will frame the meaning, outcome and impact of Canada’s improbable victory for living generations of Canadians.
The 1812 bicentennial is a once-in-a-generation political opportunity to shape Canada’s self-understanding, and weave a nationalist narrative from the pre-Confederation era through to the present day.
Make no mistake, the Conservatives will seize this opportunity to shape Canadian identity with a keen sense of its political consequences, and in the spirit of a deep, core conservative conviction: that, as American statesman Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote, the central conservative truth is that culture, not politics, determines the success of a society.
To the Conservative party of Stephen Harper, the key to lasting political success — and the key to achieving their vision for Canada — is to shape and connect with Canadian cultural values; to become their steward, their cheerleader, and, finally, their long-term political vehicle and emblem.
This is the mission of the Harper Conservatives, and since coming to power in 2006, they have pursued it with remarkable diligence and focus.