In my last post, I mused about Stephen Harper reading my blog. Then I read this article:
Well, in this post I had noted that when my family went from two incomes to one income, from no dependents to two dependents, the drop in our tax bill was less than $1000, even though our income had almost been cut in half.I guess Stephen Harper really does read my blog. (Yes, I am kidding.)
I'm delighted with what I'm hearing from the Conservative Party. It has always bothered me that from an income tax vantage point, each wage earner is treated as a separate entity, instead of the family unit being seen as a single economic unit. This is quite unfair and unrealistic.
Looks like I'm voting Conservative this year. For the first time.
However, if you're still listening Mr. Harper, there is one evil in Canada which is far greater than redefining marriage, far greater than judicial activism, far greater than unfair tax laws.
Let's stop murdering babies. Let's work towards a complete ban on abortion. I know it will take time, but:
Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side;
Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom or blight,
And the choice goes by forever, ’twixt that darkness and that light.
Then to side with truth is noble, when we share her wretched crust,
Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and ’tis prosperous to be just;
Then it is the brave man chooses while the coward stands aside,
Till the multitude make virtue of the faith they had denied.
By the light of burning martyrs, Christ, Thy bleeding feet we track,
Toiling up new Calv’ries ever with the cross that turns not back;
New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth,
They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.
Though the cause of evil prosper, yet the truth alone is strong;
Though her portion be the scaffold, and upon the throne be wrong;
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above His own.
As James Lowell wrote to protest America's war with Mexico, so let the Conservative Party claim all of the Right and begin to end this wicked practice.
(Thanks to the CyberHymnal for the words to this song.)