Our elected leaders appear to have taken leave of their senses as Liberal MLA, and seeming despiser of all civil freedoms, Steve Pratt, has decided to attack the Chief Minister for not sufficiently condemning terrorism. Now many of us feel the Mr. Stanhope has not been sufficiently held accountable for a chunk of the city burning down, but (foreign policy forays notwithstanding) it’s really not something he’s supposed to be responsible for.
Not to be outdone in rabid hyperbole the Chief Minister had this to say:
“Mr Pratt will one day discover that noxious ideas are best demolished by rational dialogue and convincing argument, not by censorship and bonfires in Garema Place
My! Bonfires in Garema Place!
Frankly though, Steve Pratt’s jackbooted ideology has opened him to this sort of attack.
The Chief Minister’s committment to civil liberty is admirable and consistent. If the Liberals were worthy of the mantle of either Liberal, Conservative, or Tory their’s would be too. A right wing party that has no care for these things begs comparison to the fascist monsters of the past. The titans of conservatism, Lincoln and Churchill, took the sword (literally) to such as those.