My Open Letter to Jack Layton
Dear Mr. Layton,
As you and other Canadian MPs return to Parliament, you will be faced with many tough choices.
However, I believe that there is no choice when it comes to dealing with Stephen Harper. In fact, I beg that you do not.
Instead, please realize that small concessions and short-term gains do nothing for the long-term credibility of this once-great nation that has been eroded to apathy and exhaustion by the scheming and corrupt Conservatives.
The Conservative Party of Canada has created a level of embarrassment and shame for all Canadians. Whether you look at environmental issues or the ongoing (and potential Constitutional) crisis related to the torture of Afghani detainees, it’s abundantly clear that these people care not for the future pride and dignity of all Canadians. They only care about clutching the reins of power as long as they can and you’re an enabler.
Do your job and make us proud again: NOW is the time for you and your peers to demand responsibility and accountability from the Harper regime.
Supporting this government is akin to turning your back on all Canadians that are craving leadership.
We yearn for someone to finally take a stand a say enough is enough. No more deals. No more promises. No more concessions.
We desperately need someone who will stand up for the voices of all Canadians that believe in progressive attitudes.
We all stand at the precipice and you and a select few others have the option of pushing us into the abyss or throwing us a life-line. Either way, we will not forget your actions. The choices you and your fellow opposition MPs make today will spell success or failure for not only the NDP, but our country as a whole. Which would you rather have?
I’ll vote for you when you when you help bring this government down.
We will all eagerly await your open letter condemining Michael Ignatieff’s decision to unconditionally support the same budget and corrosive Tory regime you decry above.
Piling on Jack Layton is easy. Calling out your own movement for its epic hypocrisy is a bit tougher.
Work on it.
The purpose of this note is to make a plea to the only leader who has the capacity to win the hearts of Canadians – if he so dares. I’m definitely not ‘piling on’ Jack. Instead, I’m begging him to do bold things that Canadians can agree with and that the Liberals and Cons cannot.
Iggy is a complete write-off, so I’m not going to waste an iota of time trying to ask him to do the right thing for Canada. He is a different side of the same neo-Con coin.
So to be honest, I’m not sure what you mean with your comment about calling out my own hypocrisy. I’m not a Liberal for reasons cited above (and more!).
Right now, until ANY of our leaders or parties show some true decency and make a compelling case to win my vote, I’m not supporting any of them. I’m sure millions of other Canadians feel the same way.
The events of the past few days in eygpt bring to light how corrupt any and all current government bodies can be. And it really is a shame. We entrust these leaders with our trust that they will do what is right for the people that put them in the position of power and they abuse it, often times rather blatantly. I applaud the eyptian people for standing up for themselves. it is my hope that the people will be heard & that the current government will do the right thing (stepping down if need be). But I also hope that whatever leadership takes control will be one that truly will workon behalf of the eyptian people.