As I said, there is no connexion.
Collins is a decent sort. His views are conservative, but that is not surprising as Pope Benedict is a conservative pope. The Pope understandably appoints like-minded people to positions of power within the Church. It is the Pope's prerogative. The Church is not a democratic institution. The laity does not elect the leadership. I suppose in an ideal world, they would. After all, I have always found Canadian Catholics to be very progressive in their views, most supporting a married priesthood and women in positions of authority. My only concern is, can a conservative cardinal represent fairly the aspirations of these Canadian Catholics?
The new senators are decent sorts. They are Conservatives appointed by a Conservative prime minister. This is the way the system works. However, in a democracy, one would hope that these appointees would represent fairly the aspirations of their regions and the majority of Canadians who did not vote for the Prime Minister or his Government. In a democracy, senators would be elected; I believe the theory is called Representative Government.
No connexion...but, analogies.
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
Obama is the manager of the Capitals!
And, not just Washington.