Why I Won’t Vote Conservative This Election

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

2 Responses

  1. Laura Klassen says:

    Wow! The eye-opening moment for me was the passing of the omnibus crime bill, again refusing to listen to judges, prison officials, etc. That only introduced a steady drip, drip of sometimes petty things …. but they add up.

    • I don’t even know a lot about that particular bill, but it does remind me I didn’t include the “tough on crime” rhetoric and legal changes which we know does not work. Harsher penalties for nonviolent crimes do not make people less likely to commit a crime. It just makes it harder for them to be rehabilitated and be a functioning member of society when they finally get out, thereby making them more likely to be a repeat offender. But it makes people feel better that the evil drug user is behind bars, so we don’t really care that it is actually making things worse.

      The steady drip for me culminated with C-51 but it’s always been a culture of fear. So much of how they operate is controlling people and encouraging fear of those they can’t control to drive you back into their arms as the ones who will protect them from those other people. It’s very hard to reconcile to a Christian worldview which theoretically believes that the perfect love we’re called to casts out all fear.