You know it's funny, I don't remember giving Prime Minister Stephen Harper permission to issue an apology on my behalf.
Yet it seems that's just what he is going to do on Wednesday in the House of Commons, issue an apology for past residential school abuses on behalf of all Canadians, including me.
Well, sorry Stephen, when it comes to residential schools I have nothing to apologize for.I didn't run, own or teach at a residential school, nor did I abuse any students in these schools. Mainly that's because all that stuff took place about 100 years before I was born!
Of course, some will argue there is such a thing as collective, historic guilt. In other words, I should feel guilty or remorseful for the alleged misdeeds of my ancestors.
But I don't.Just as I am sure modern day Italians don't feel remorseful or guilty about the fact that two thousand years ago their Roman ancestors fed Christians to the lions.
You see , as a conservative/libertarian I believe in personal responsibility. I am responsible for my own actions; not for the actions of others, especially if those others lived a hundred years ago.
That's not to say, politicians should never apologize.
In fact, I think there are lots of things politicians should be sorry for:
* They should regret not reforming our socialist health care system.
* They should apologize for taking nearly half of what Canadians earn in the form of taxes and using that money to finance an ever expanding and bloated government.
* They should rue the fact that their main concern is giving themselves super-rich pensions and big pay increases.
Will they ever apologize for any of this?
Prime Minister Harper would rather offer insincere, phony baloney apologies designed to pander to Canada's left-wing set -- the same people who believe the Western world is responsible for everything that's bad in this world from global warming, to racism to erectile dysfunction.
And no doubt, this crowd will applaud Harper for his apology stunt.
Some groups may even issue news releases praising him. But when election day comes around, not one of them will vote for him.
Meanwhile true conservatives, seeing how Harper is slowly evolving into a politically correct, big government statist might just start to abandon his party.
And if that happens, Harper could lose the next election.
Then he would truly be sorry.
Yes I know this blog posting is really just a rant.
And for that I apologize.