LET THEM HEAR YOU

Calgary Sun - - COMMENT -

I just fin­ished read­ing rick Bell’s col­umn of Aug. 3, 2017. I must say I agree with his take on city coun­cil, with the ex­cep­tion of Mr. Chu, who, by sim­ply phon­ing a non-con­stituent to clar­ify a point, earned my re­spect. I would like to ex­pand on it just a bit by say­ing that we, in Cal­gary, are triply blessed by be­ing able to say: “Our politi­cians couldn’t or­ga­nize a one-man lineup at a two-hole out­house!” and be 100% ac­cu­rate when re­fer­ring to any/all of the three lev­els of govern­ment in­tent on screw­ing us. On a se­ri­ous note, while it’s fun to write a let­ter to the edi­tor and sat­is­fy­ing if it gets pub­lished, the sum to­tal of change it ef­fects is zero. If a politi­cian does some­thing stupid, hold them accountable by writ­ing them a let­ter. not an email, but an ac­tual pa­per let­ter, as email is too eas­ily brushed off or deleted. Send it, not only to the of­fend­ing politi­cian, but to their boss, their coun­ter­part across the aisle, and their coun­ter­part’s boss. Con­tinue to do this with ev­ery of­fence, please. even our dim-witted politi­cians would be hard pressed to ig­nore it if mil­lions of let­ters were to start ar­riv­ing at their place of em­ploy­ment. We have to re­mind them they work for us.

BILL FEN­TON (That would be just splen­did.)

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