Gun registry promises hard to take seriously

Gun registry promises hard to take seriously Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa, Liberal promises? What about free lunch? Unfortunately, reality says Justin Trudeau's promises will actually have to be paid. Liberal history tells us it is true inde

Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa, Liberal promises? What about free lunch? Unfortunately, reality says Justin Trudeau’s promises will actually have to be paid.

Liberal history tells us it is true indeed that “we make it, they take it and they spend it.” How much this time remains undetermined, but Justin plans three years of deficits, and we can kiss goodbye the thousand dollars per person less in taxes that we now pay under Conservative fiscal management – extraordinary performance under very tough economic circumstances.

Under the Liberals, the GST and other taxes and fees will probably go up too. Justin will do what the Tories won’t, alright. He will make us poorer and drive our nation deeper into debt. (Like the Tories, the NDP also promise balanced budgets and no increase in personal taxes.)

The Liberals are saying they will not reintroduce the long gun registry. Dare we bet the farm on it? Tom Mulcair might require reintroduction of the registry for his support of a minority government. What would the Liberals say then?

Right. So, in order to reassure Yukon voters that our MP would not go along with that scenario, how about a clear personal statement from our Liberal and NDP candidates that they will not support a reintroduction of the registry, should their parties decide to do so.

Of course, Larry said that once before, then voted to keep it. OK, that was then, this is now. Nevertheless, let’s hear a firm statement from Larry that he will not support any move by his party to reintroduce the registry in any form, even if it means he risks being kicked out of the Liberal caucus. No weasel words. Just a firm statement. Then it will be up to voters to decide if we believe him.

Isn’t it odd that the Liberals and NDP like to paint Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a dictator, but don’t use the same measuring stick for themselves? Which Liberal PM has not been a dictator? Last time Larry “had to” vote, as he was told or he would have been kicked out of even the wishy-washy Martin Liberal caucus. So if Justin decides to reintroduce the registry, is Larry going to sit as an independent?

This election, Trudeau required all Liberal candidates to support abortion. He overrode his electoral district associations candidate choices and plunked in his own puppets. He demands absolute adherence to his policies and values. Don’t agree with legalizing marijuana? Don’t think niqabs should be allowed at citizenship ceremonies? Too bad. Keep it to yourself or else! Sounds dictatorial, doesn’t it?

Larry will have to do as Justin says if he wants to remain a Liberal. And how about Melissa? After all, Mulcair, too, demands his candidates toe the party line.

Vote and mark your ballots as you will, but don’t expect pots of gold at the end of the Liberal and NDP rainbows.

Rick Tone

Whitehorse

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