Teach, don’t preach

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - OPINION -

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

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