A longtime rural resident, I use my 60 plus years of life learning to opinionate here and elsewhere on the “interweb” on everything from politics to environmental issues. A believer in reasonable discourse rather than unhelpful attacks I try to give positive input to the blogesphere, so feel free to comment upon rural issues or anything else posted here. But don’t be surprised if you comments get zapped if you are not polite in your replys.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

MPs to follow their consciences

Prime Minister Stephen Harper set his sights on the federal long gun registry Saturday, asking a meeting of recreational sportsmen to help him build enough support in Parliament to scrap the registry. Harper urged members of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters to contact opposition MPs and pressure them to support legislation that would target the six year old program."I challenge you to press these MPs to follow their consciences," (Harper said).

The long gun registry is no doubt a total waste of money and resources in regard to stopping gun crime. That said , one wonder why, if our MPs are challenged to “follow their consciences” on this one? Why then they are required to totally shelve their consciences when voting on “whipped votes”, including the recent budget with its “hidden” and non budget items, but not on this issue. In polite circles this is known as having your cake and eating it, I have another word for it harpercrites!

T/H to http://inthehouseandsenate.blogspot.com/

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