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Theory of Everything Conservative

Posted 8/28/2008 by Grant Mitchell


I have written before that my Theory of Everything that explains Conservative behaviour is based in the realization that ideologically they do not like government and really see little role for it beyond building the military and putting people in jail. I add to that a desire to use government for political advantage.  This addition comes from recent reports that the Conservative government is now intervening directly in the Vancouver Games organization to insist upon having the games opening ceremonies reflect the priorities of this government. As my colleague, Senator Tommy Banks, said in a recent op ed piece in the Edmonton Journal, this is absolutely unprecedented. That a government that apparently abhors government intervention where it counts would intervene in this way is explicable only if you add to the Theory of Everything that they are driven often by using government resources for political advantage.

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