Are Roast­ers, poll vot­ers prop­erly in­formed?

Lethbridge Herald - - READER’S FORUM -

Sixty per cent of Leth­bridge Her­ald read­ers (in a re­cent Ques­tion of the Day) want the flat tax back (do we have that many very wealthy peo­ple in Leth­bridge?).

Fifty-five per cent Leth­bridge Her­ald read­ers want to see pris­on­ers spend time in­def­i­nitely in seg­re­ga­tion (do we have that many un­car­ing peo­ple in Leth­bridge?). Trou­ble­some pris­on­ers usu­ally have a men­tal prob­lem and should be in a psy­chi­atric unit in the cor­rec­tional fa­cil­ity. Only the worst of­fend­ers should be con­sid­ered for seg­re­ga­tion, when they are a known dan­ger to both pris­on­ers and work­ers.

So­nia Kont and Bet­tina Pierre-Gilles, apol­o­gists for the UCP (a.k.a., Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive, Re­form, Al­liance), were not happy with the women’s marches. They asked “where were the marchers for the Ira­nian and Kur­dish women?” Yes, where were you?

In my opin­ion the ma­jor­ity of the anony­mous Roast­ers in the Leth­bridge Her­ald and the anony­mous 60 and 55 per cen­ters above that voted are of the same ilk — un­in­formed. I find that my con­cerns, made ei­ther in per­son, or by letter and email with my sig­na­ture, tells the re­ceiver I am a con­cerned ci­ti­zen will­ing to be counted and I usu­ally get a re­spect­ful an­swer even though they may not be able to solve the prob­lem.

Josephine Ari­s­tone


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