In his column "In Defence of Stephen Harper" August 29, 2005, Michael Taube calls me "stupid".
Why does Taube think I am stupid? Because I have criticized the federal Conservatives for failing to offer voters a principled, pro-free enterprise alternative to the Liberal Party.
Well, I stand by that criticism. In my view, the last thing Canada needs is a Conservative Party with a "Liberal Lite" agenda. What Canada does need is a political party that proudly and unabashedly stands for less government, lower taxes and individual freedom.
And by the way, Conservatives that stand for true small "c" conservative values usually win elections. That’s how Ronald Reagan won. That’s how Margaret Thatcher won. That’s how Mike Harris won. Does Taube think they are all stupid too?
Gerry Nicholls, Vice President
National Citizens Coalition
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Posted by John Williamson at 9:41 AM