Damian Penny goes all Full Metal Hypothetical on us:
1. If Stephen Harper and the Conservatives romp to victory in the next election, earning well over 50% of the vote, will you agree that they're entitled to do pretty much anything they want because they were fairly elected?
Sure, Damian, why not? As long as you agree that they can't use that majority to violate the basic civil rights of Canadians, in the sense of, oh, reneging on gay marriage, or passing laws that protect the rights of civil servants to discriminate on the basis of religion or sexuality, and so on and so on.
More generally, Damian, would such a majority mean that you and the rest of your Blogging Tory comrades would fall lockstep behind every single thing Harper and his Harperettes chose to do? Or do you think there would still be room for dissension in Steve's world?