Monday evening, while the rest of the country was busy turfing a Party steeped in arrogance, corruption, and decay, PEI was busy giving this same Party a ringing endorsement, opting for "more of the same".
The Liberals accuse the Conservatives of having an extreme right, hidden agenda. Although Stephen Harper's Tories have no such agenda, what would it look like, if it did exist? It would restore the primacy of the two-parent, mom-and-dad family and restore a child's right to be born -- both undoubtedly good for children, and once the hallmark of Canadian values, including those of Prince Edward Island.
Had the Liberals won, the Party that claims no hidden agendas would have fought as hard for the full equality of prostitution as they had for the obliteration of a definition of marriage rooted in human biology and the natural right of a child to a mother and a dad.
Liberal values are socially corrosive. They should have a poison symbol on the label. And these are the values that Islanders voted for.
Monday was not PEI's finest hour.
[this was published in the Charlottetown Guardian Letters to the Editor section]