A House Divided: A Post Mortem on the Federal Election
The Biblical quotation “a house divided against itself cannot stand” now applies to Canada more than ever. Why? Because of the recent federal election. Let’s take a look at the results of that election and what it means for our future. First, it was the worst possible result for Canada and for social conservatives.
Yes, the Conservatives captured the popular vote, but they could not form a government. As a result, Trudeau’s Liberals, as well as the other left wing parties, will almost certainly form a coalition that will continue to pass legislation favouring the progressive left. Their bizarre ideas and questionable policies will shape much of our policy in the next four years. We may have thought we had problems from 2015 to 2019, but I believe we haven’t seen anything yet!
There is now deepening pressure on socially conservative Canadians to conform to the image of Canada championed by the progressive left. Those of us who view morality from a Judeo-Christian perspective are now under constant pressure. Legislation is even now being passed that will make it very difficult for us to stand for what we believe in. The so called “Hate Laws” passed in the last parliament have paved the way for judicial action, and it is designed to silence us and attack our world view.
Our beliefs about moral issues, now considered a minority dissenting view, have been labelled prejudicial and bigoted. Even now Canadians are going to prison rather than knuckle under to the government’s dictates. An outstanding example of this are the brave women now spending time in prison because of their stand on pro life issues. Is this going to increase in the next four years under Trudeau and the Liberals? You can pretty much count on it.
This time around, we lost some outstanding, socially conservative MP’s who were not re-elected. Harold Albrecht, Steven Woodworth and Pierre LeMieux lost their ridings to their leftist opponents. We had already lost Mark Warawa who, sadly, had passed away. Fortunately, his place was taken by another social conservative. That, at least, was a small victory.
Andrew Scheer, the leader of the Conservative party, is now under tremendous pressure to abandon his stand on attending Gay Pride parades. He is the only leader of any major political party who has taken this position. There’s no doubt about it. He needs to be prayed for, supported and encouraged by all social conservatives like ourselves who stand in agreement with his moral stance. In fact, we need to support and pray for all socially conservative MPs, regardless of party affiliation, and encourage them to remain true to their beliefs and values. If we don’t, then we may we soon find that we no voice at all in the governing of our nation.
We are now a divided nation. For four years Trudeau played the politics of division, all the while accusing us of doing so. If he was surprised by the results of the recent election he shouldn’t have been. I been active in politics in this country for almost 75 years, and I have never seen it so divided. Economically, socially, and politically, in almost every way imaginable, we are a divided land.
Western alienation and separatism, combined with the ever present separatist threat in Quebec, could very well mean the end of Canada as we know it. This might seem a gloomy prediction to some, but we must be realistic. There are now an unprecedented number of threats to the future of our country.
But I am not ready to give up! In fact, I think it means that those of us who support organizations like Freedom Defence Canada must increase our activity even more. Let your voice be heard! Join with other like minded citizens to promote freedom loving, family oriented, friendly, faith inspired action. Let’s fight back against the dark cloud that now seeks to overcome us and our nation.