Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Apparently if you don't agree with the federal government, you should separate. So obviously Alberta should have separated over the the stalinist trudeau NEP. James Bowden points out that le petit foul mouthed dauphin apparently doesn't understand the concept of the Loyal Opposition or anything else. I hope my friend Senator Brazeu can knock some sense into this air headed boy. Herein lies Justin Trudeau’s warped conception of loyal opposition: legitimate, responsible political opposition toward the government of the day. Normally, loyal opposition means opposition to the government’s policies but loyalty to the Crown, and therefore to the country. Loyal opposition relies on parliamentary institutions in order to effect change. If one disagrees with the policies of the government of the day – they’re too right-wing, too left-wing, or whatever – then one should work toward ousting the government in the next election and replacing it with another government more in line with one’s views. Trudeau, however, seems to suggest something else entirely different in this interview. Essentially, his assertion (because he’s not really dealing in evidentiary argumentation) rests on the premise that if Quebeckers oppose the alleged right-wing policies of the Harper government and the Conservative Party of Canada, they should consider secession as a legitimate response rather than electing a new government in which Quebec would receive more Cabinet representation. Alternatively, even from a secessionist standpoint, Trudeau’s argument insults the intelligence of Quebeckers: Trudeau asserts that Quebeckers should not elect to secede from the Canadian federation and become a sovereign State because they oppose the Canadian federal State, but merely because they disagree with the government of the day. More from my friend Licia Corbello andthe NP Maybe the petit foul mouthed dauphin will be holding a fundraiser for his bloc friends.