Teach, don’t preach
I am increasingly dismayed by the holier than thou attitude of individuals and groups lobbying for removal of names, statues and plaques of those they consider to have led less-than-perfect lives.
If it were not for the efforts of Sir John A. Macdonald and the many others like him, we would not be enjoying the quality of life we have here in Canada, a country that is envied around the world. None of us is perfect. But why not use this time in what educators refer to as a “teachable moment” as an opportunity to enlighten our citizens about the accomplishments of these great men and women, along with their foibles, remembering the times in which they lived.
To quote a great teacher, “Let he who is without sin throw the first stone.”
Mary Meckbach, Lambton Shores