I was appalled when I heard Wildrose Candidate Ron Leech say that he has an advantage in the election because he is white.
Deep down there is a religious libertarian contradiction that lives in the bowels of the Wildrose and it goes something like this:
"I want to be able to say and do whatever the hell I want without the government meddling and interfering with my life so that I may impose my will on others who are different than me."
As shameful as these two examples of the Wildrose's bigotry and racism are, I hold a special distaste for Danielle Smith's refusal to condemn either of her party's candidates. That Smith retreats to the party line that "the Wildrose will not introduce legislation on contentious social issues" is nothing more than silence as assent.
We all have the moral authority to stand up and speak out against hatred and intolerance, but when given the opportunity to lead her party, Danielle Smith chooses to follow a racist and a bigot.
Danielle Smith and The Wildrose are both morally bankrupt and intellectually indefensible.