Liberalism is hostile to Christianity and it seems to dislike anyone who has strong religious convictions that conflict with liberalism.
This is where the most egregious part of Prime Minister Trudeau’s thinking on Canadian nationhood emerges and should be attacked: that Canada lacks a core identity today and thus is the “first post-national state.”
The former Labour prime minister said many in politics are now ‘unwilling to take people on’, fearing that they will be seen as intolerant of other cultures.
Speaking ahead of today’s terror atrocities in Brussels, he branded such an approach ‘ridiculous’ and said it had left our country’s liberal values vulnerable to abuse.
“From its election platform, to its systematic undoing of Conservative laws and policies since taking power (something we support in many cases), to its recent announcement that it will pull our fighter jets out of the battle against the Islamic State, the Liberal government is forever invoking its version of the “Canadian” way.”
A long malaise in continental liberal democracy is beginning to feel more like decline…