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Is conservatism on the way out? Not, according to Merritt resident Michael Beauclair, the former BC Conservative Candidate in the Fraser Nicola riding



Today in the National Post, I saw a story written by Colby Cosh, entitled, “Is conservatism on the way out?

In part the writer stated:
Perhaps the secret of recent history in the provinces is that conservatives are not addressing psycho-semantic problems with the term “conservative.” How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m a social liberal but a conservative on economics”? This is the default political position of most adults now, is it not? Liberalism, which is to say pluralism, has won the argument in the “social” realm of government. What once was liberalism in economics, the dirigisme that my generation was taught to think of as the “mixed economy,” has largely lost; but the people who call themselves Liberals have succeeded at extricating themselves from the reputational burden …
 

I thought the story raised some interesting points on ‘conservatism’ as a whole,
Michael Beauclair
which is why I posted it to my Facebook page.  

It got a response from Michael Beauclair, the former BC Conservative Candidate
in the Fraser Nicola riding.  I thought he had some very valid points, and so I asked if he would let me use it as a guest post on my blog.  He said yes, and so here is what he had to say.



In my opinion, people across Canada are voting with their Hearts and not their Brains.



It seems to me that there is a percentage of Canadians who seem to think that the Government, and the Bank of Canada, should endlessly print more money to support dubious Social Programs (Refugee problem) while not recognizing that this practice debases our currency, and adds more Debt.



The Conservative outlook impresses the need for all government and citizens to live within their means.  Stephen Harper was going to cut our Federal Portion of income tax by 20%, with another 2% reduction to small business tax.  That measure would have definitely helped individuals, families, small business, and the overall economy.  I never saw the "Media Party" talk about this Conservative promise because, damn it, we needed CHANGE.




Ask yourself this question; “What federal government services do we really need?”  National Defense is Number 1 on my list, followed by money for Healthcare, Weights and Measures Canada (to ensure that every person and industry are on a level playing field when selling and trading Natural resources and business transactions; left wingers don't understand the importance of a government backed and enforced Standards).



I don't need to subsidize CBC, skating / ice arenas, and hockey associations with my tax dollars.  BUT, I do want to my tax dollars go into highway infrastructure since Canada is already 20 years behind.  I don't need to subsidize Syrian refugees and their healthcare costs- we have enough issues with our own Aboriginals and Land Claims to deal with.



Conservatives across Canada need to do a far better job in explaining, and leading by example, what true conservatism means … and values associated with that form Governance.  We need to put the Left leaning Media Party on notice, and tell them to return to what Freedom of the Press really means (this includes and means reporters and their respective companies).  They have the right to tell the truth about what’s really happening in news stories, and that means to be objective and impartial every time!



Is conservatism on the way out?  Not, according to Merritt resident Michael Beauclair, the former BC Conservative Candidate in the Fraser Nicola riding.  As noted above, he says "Conservatives across Canada need to do a far better job in explaining, and leading by example, what true conservatism means … and values associated with that form of Governance."

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