Firearms Owners Association
The Logic of Voting Green versus the Illogic of Voting Conservative
In response to a message I posted encouraging responsible firearms owners to “Vote Green!”, a writer replied:
I make no claim of being the originator of “Vote Green!”;
that honour lies with Willy Floyd of Rock Creek, British Columbia.
As Willy Floyd says:
The Logic of “Voting Green!”
The basic idea of “Voting Green” is to get Mr. Harper’s attention; and the attention of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Right now Mr. Harper is content to lie to us, telling us that he has “kept his promise” by “ending the long-gun registry”.
The leaders of the Conservative Party are equally content to repeat this lie, all the while continuing to ask us to send them more money. I receive a letter AND a telephone call almost monthly asking me to send financial support to “protect our Freedoms”.
This is the use of Stalin’s Big Lie.
Please compare Mr. Harper’s promise to what he actually did.
Mr. Harper promised to “repeal Bill C-68” – all of it:
Now please Note Well what Mr. Harper actually did:
Mr. Harper and his so-called Conservative Members of Parliament and Senators now wholeheartedly endorse the Liberals’ licencing scheme AND the confiscation, forfeiture, and destruction of private property without charge, trial, or conviction.
Compare that with the Conservative Party of Canada’s Policy Declaration to respect “the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.”(4)
As Mr. Floyd explains, in the next election we shift our votes to the Greens – a party that has NO chance of forming Government. The decrease in Conservative votes will be reflected in the increase in Green votes.
And with a bit of good fortune Mr. Harper will lose the next election, or at least be reduced to minority status.
Then and only then will the egotistic Mr. Harper – and the equally dysfunctional leaders of the Conservative Party – realize that they cannot continue to tell us lies and expect us to continue to vote for them.
The Illogic of continuing to “Vote Conservative!”
When Jean Chrétien was Prime Minister now retired Saskatoon Police Sergeant Murray Grismer compared responsible firearms owners to the battered children of an abusive relationship. Sgt. Grismer said that firearms owners were so impoverished for love and craving attention that they would accept anything and do anything to prove that they were loved. Unfortunately, even now with Stephen Harper and his strong, majority Conservative Government, responsible firearms owners still have abusive “parents”. And worse, many otherwise responsible firearms owners are now willing to call Mr. Harper’s sell-out a “good first step”. Mr. Harper’s action on C-19, Ending the Long-gun Registry Act”, is nothing less than a total betrayal of responsible firearms owners.
Look at what Kelly Block, Conservative Party MP from Saskatchewan said in support of Bill C-19:
I take it as a given that the licencing mandate of the Firearms Act, with its attendant Criminal Code provisions that make the mere possession of a firearm illegal, is the worst part of the Jean Chrétien, Allan Rock, and Anne McLellan’s vile Liberal legacy.
Yet right now, under Mr. Harper and his Conservative Ministers, it is crime in Canada for responsible citizens to possess a shotgun or a bolt-action rifle for self-protection – unless the Government grants them permission.
What type of logic could convince anyone to vote for a Government that endorses this unjust Liberal legacy?
I submit that logic dictates that responsible firearms owners should
Edward B. Hudson
1. Reasons to Vote Green – Willy Floyd
2. Mr. Harper’s Promise to repeal Bill C-68
3. The Conservatives’ Statements in Praise of the Licencing Mandate
of the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act, Bill C-68
4. The Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration
5. Step boldly forward and repeal the Firearms Act