Governments keep wanting more power and more money

Dear editor,

As a small c conservative socially and libertarian economically, I have found the parties and candidates largely wanting.

Dear editor,

As a small “c” conservative socially, a libertarian economically, and as populist I have found that the usual slate of parties and candidates has largely come up wanting for over a decade now.

We currently have two parties in the B.C. legislature that to all intents and purposes believe in big government with big spending, borrowing, higher taxes, as the solution to all of society’s ills. They are statist parties.

The problem is that many of the “ills” they believe can be solved by government were created by government to begin with. So these solutions offered usually don’t solve a problem they just compound a problem that was created by a prior “solution,” which will then in turn need to be “solved” by another government program.

But the end result is always the same — give government more power, and more money. The problem isn’t that government does to much or tries to be too many things to too many people, it’s that it isn’t large enough and does not spend enough.

If one keeps voting for the same old parties, one can’t really expect a different result?

But yet people keep saying, especially those on the right, that they would like for there to be a small “c” conservative option but need to vote for a very statist party to keep another statist party out of office.

This is akin to painting your house red and hoping that it turns green. As Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviour and expecting a different result.”

While they are far from perfect, the reality is that the only party seeking to turn this province away from this direction seems to be the B.C Conservative Party. I really think they deserve some consideration.

As I mentioned, we currently have two parties in the legislature.

One has massively grown the size and scope of government, government spending, increased the size of the civil service and salaries, imposed record tax increases, almost doubled the provincial debt, engaged in massive boondoggles, been embroiled in scandal, corruption, and sleaze, run five consecutive deficit budgets and brought down at least three “fudgit budgets.”

This same party has exhibited contempt for the electorate. They are incompetent, arrogant, vindictive, and petulant towards anyone that dare questions their behaviour. They truly and fully deserve to be kicked to the curb.

Oh and by the way, the other party in the legislature is the NDP.

A. Foster,



Just Posted

VIDEO: Humpback whale plays with a log near Comox Harbour

On Dec. 2, Lifeforce Ocean Friends found a four-year-old humpback named “Lorax”… Continue reading

Seasonal favourite comes to the Sid Williams Theatre

Many of us can remember a favourite Christmas gift - what is… Continue reading

Unity Comox Valley hosts serenity service in Comox Thursday

Do you have mixed feelings about the holidays? Unity offers a special… Continue reading

UPDATE: RCMP involved in crash south of Courtenay Saturday night

An RCMP member was involved in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 19… Continue reading

Mental health advocate’s journey with dissociative identity disorder sparks conversation

Coast Mental Health Courage to Come Back Awards nomination deadline Jan. 31

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

VIP packages available for 2019 Boys & Girls Club golf tourney

Ideal Christmas gift for the golfer on your list

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. university

Three protesters were arrested after TRU property allegedly vandalized with red paint

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute

Postal workers engaged in weeks of rotating walkouts

B.C. man linked to human remains probe to stand trial on unrelated assault case

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will appear on all three Vernon matters this week

Most Read