littleharbour wrote:The question I'd like to have answered is why so-cons should be willing to go to the wall on the gun control issue, when we get little support on our issues? .
Have you been personally criminalized by your chosen ( peaceful) lifestyle and the lawfully obtained property you choose to own?
I will defend any Canadian who is having their traditional inviolable natural rights violated by a state that is increasingly willing to ignore constitutional and traditional commonlaw restrictions on their authority. I stand beside any Canadian who wants to remain free to make their own personal decisions. I will fight beside any Canadian that wants to reclain rights lost ot redundant or superfluous legislating.
As far as I can determine (with due respect) in some ways "so-cons" seem as intent to deprive one part of the population of their free choice as the feds do mine....with the abortion issue or the SSM issue or the decrim of soft drugs issue.
If so-con support wants the rolling back of the waves of redundant laws that are enslaving us all, I'm with them...if they are advocating expanding the the leviathan's powers to punish their ideological enemies and restrict their personal choices ...well we are on different pages aren't we.
What do "so-cons" have as issues that want to put the monster back in the box?...there's your common ground with populists, grass roots democracy and libertarians.
The decriminalization for civilian firearms is an issue of civil liberty... are there counterparts in the "so-con" agenda?
The first one I can think of is this business of the government criminalizing people who are expressing a religious faith in rejecting and denouncing the act of homosexuality as a "sin"...we have hate laws that will encarcerate good people who are exercising their right to free expression and religious belief and expression.....I'm not secular but I am persoanlly appalled by most organized religion, However I am more appalled and civilly outraged at seeing people attacked by the state for their right of expressing and practicing religious faith.