During the United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership race, I would have preferred to be able to remain neutral. But I can’t. I don’t think it’s a secret to anyone that I’m a small C conservative who believes that the politics we get are a result of the culture we’ve created.
This blog and the Let’s Do It Ourselves (LDIO™) online community, are dedicated to creating a culture in which individual rights are protected by the State – not overrun by the state; where parents and not the State, are acknowledged as those who have the primary interest in the greatest good for their children, and where citizens cooperating on the most local level possible, to accomplish important tasks, is recognized as preferable to governments, “doing something.”
I have believed, and have argued for many years, that one of the big problems for conservatism, has been too much timidity; our leaders make a panicky grab for the reverse gear as soon as someone from the mainstream/left-wing media challenges any of our ideas. That has to end.
I’m concerned that with Brian Jean, it won’t. He has proven repeatedly that he is terrified of the media, and that the very phrase, “bozo eruption” causes his heart to palpitate.
Objecting to school administrations coming between children and their parents is absolutely not a bozo eruption. Brian Jean seems to believe that it is.
Objecting to children being provided links to pornography on the Alberta Education (Alberta taxpayers) funded, Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA website, is not a bozo eruption, nor is it being hysterical or sensationalist. Yet that’s what the Alberta government and its comrades in the radical LGBTQ community have done, and said, and no one in the political arena has spoken out against it.
As the NDP government continues to advance it’s objective of sidelining parents from their children, their many support organizations like Progress Alberta, and the Alberta Teachers Association, brazenly misinform the public about the economic realities of alternate schools, (in fact they subsidize the public system), and the rights of parents to choose their child’s education, (it’s the law, and common sense), and they attack anyone who objects.
The fact is that the only UCP candidate that has been prepared to stand up to this illegal behaviour by the Alberta government, is Jason Kenney.
Since founding LDIO™, I have tried to focus on policies rather than supporting specific political parties. But we are at a critical point in the culture wars, and so I have joined the UCP, and I am supporting Jason Kenney because he seems to be the only leadership candidate not missing a couple of vertebra from his backbone.
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I’m Dave Reesor