F-35: Lies and damn liars
Our top Ministers of our Canadian Government are so very disgraceful. They continue to lie to us, after being caught by multiple non-partisan authorities. It’s often claimed that people expect politicians to lie, but there’s been an understanding in Ottawa that it was taboo for Ministers to lie to Parliament rather than simply dodge uncomfortable questions. That’s why Harper’s government fell last year on Contempt, and should again if there were enough Honourable members from the Conservative Party.
MacKay isn’t “muddled,” he’s lying. There are twerps eating up the lie, and defending the indefensible because they’ve invested in the Conservatives and are willing to go down with the ship (to a certain point), rather than stand up for Canadian values of honesty and integrity.
A more accurate accounting can be found publicly, than from our Prime Minister. That’s a disgrace, especially around a critical national issue like defence.
Double-tap that lie.
Since Harper, MacKay, Ambrose, and a few other less significant, lying, Dishonourable Members of Parliament won’t resign given their disgraceful track record of hiding plans to spend at least $10,000,000,000 more than they promised two years ago, Canadians will have to punish the entire Conservative Party instead. Blockheads don’t roll, but if they did, it might save the Harper government for another Conservative to lead it.
Hat tip to Dave
Newcomers to Canadian political watching should note that it’s considered a violation of the rules of Parliament not only to lie, but to claim that another member is a “liar.” The proper channel for such a claim is to raise the issue with the Speaker who chairs Parliament and can decide if there’s a situation where a member has lied to the House of Commons while working. It’s been expected for more than a century that the chances of an MP lying are so remote, that there’s no need to permit other members to rebuke a liar directly. That assumption is being rewritten thanks to Stephen Harper.
It’s not so unusual that a professional can face discipline for telling a lie to their coworkers, even their adversarial coworkers in competition with them for the better jobs at the workplace. Telling lies to keep your co-working competition from legitimately obtaining superior work roles is unethical, and against the rules in our democracy. If there is no punishment levied against liars for breaking this rule, what will keep Canada a free country with the best MPs in Cabinet? Show me a country that gives power to its best open liars, its military everything it desires, and I’ll show you a country that faces the threat of a military coup, or even totalitarianism.