Sunday, May 23, 2004

Election '04

Well they're off and running - election on 28 June, just after my birthing recall day. See the page from the
The Globe and Mail.

Problem is that much difference has yet to appear, the two major parties that have any hope of winning are attempting to convince us that they are very different but in fact they support many similar policies. I'm getting very tired if the Liberals trying to paint the conservatives as radicals, harper has given up much of what made the reform/alliance party important in order to join with the PC's. I wanted to see true reforms in government and some (though not all) of the items that the alliance stood for would have done that. A triple-e senate (Equal, Elected and Effective) is a must as is having all votes in the commons as free votes.

I've subscribed to the G&M's daily newsletter on the election and I'll be commenting if I see anything that might be interesting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On the topic of same sex blessings. If one is to use the Bible as evidence of homosexuality being "wrong". If you eliminate the reference by Paul (who does not speculate or explain why he believes that it is sinful) and go directtly to Leviticus, the only other reference that I have found, and the one that labels homosexuality an abherration, I have one comment. If you are to give credence to that statement in our 21st century world, then you must also beleive what it says 2 pages later that anyone who curses thier parents must be put to death, obey all the food laws and purification laws in this same book. If we are to say that they are not valid in our current circumstance, we have NO right to take the Jewish Laws on homosexuality as laws in our current time either. We eat pork without guilt, therefore if we are to avoid the hypocritical or cafeteria style acceptance of the Bible, we must rethink our Biblical objections to homosexuality. Here endeth the sermon.