I don't usually quote the Bible but for this letter to the editor, published in today's National Post, I just couldn't resist.
David Frum correctly points out the political achievements of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative party.
But we must not confuse success for the Conservative Party with success for the conservative movement. Conservatism, as a philosophy, preaches smaller government and fiscally responsible leadership. By that standard, Mr. Harper has failed.
Since taking office, he has engaged in reckless, deficit-bloating spending sprees, while increasing the size and scope of big government.
Maybe that doesn’t matter for partisan Conservatives for whom power is more important than principle. But for those of us who were hoping for a true alternative to the Liberals, the Harper regime has been a huge disappointment.
As it says in the Bible, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?”