Donald Trump broke every single rule of politics and media conventional wisdom to get elected. And now he’s doing the same as he governs.
The excuse, “you just can’t do that”, doesn’t work with Trump, and he’s proving it again by moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
Foreign affairs is made out to be so tricky, and complex, but sometimes, the simplest answer is the right one. So far, doing what’s right seems to be working as a few countries have begun to follow suit.
But even if no others followed suit — isn’t it the right thing for Canada to do too?
Obviously that’s not going to happen under Justin Trudeau. He isn’t going to follow Trump’s footsteps anywhere, but what about Andrew Scheer?
He says he supports Israel. His caucus does — most of them served under Stephen Harper who was praised as the most pro-Israel world leader.
So what’s up with the party of Harper, the party of pro-Israel? Where are they?
Well, here’s a troubling headline. "Conservatives won't say whether or not Jerusalem should be recognized as Israel's capital”
Right now Scheer’s not saying he would move the embassy, nor is he saying he wouldn't. In fact, he’s not saying anything — he’s bravely leaving that to Foreign Affairs critic, Erin O’Toole.
But what if we had a petition asking conservatives to press Andrew Scheer to adopt the policy of moving the embassy to Israel?
He’s already broken campaign promises — on global warming, free speech on campus, and is silent on our open borders. I think he’s a cowardly lion, but I don’t think that’s the nature of the conservative party he leads.
If you agree that he should show some more spine, please sign our petition, at MoveTheEmbassy.ca
It just says: The Conservative Party should declare that it will move Canada’s Embassy to the capital city of Israel, Jerusalem.
I know why Hamas doesn’t like it, and why Justin Trudeau doesn’t like it but what’s Andrew Scheer’s excuse?
Visit MoveTheEmbassy.ca — and we’ll deliver the petition to his office before Christmas.
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