Rights and freedoms
MP Scott Simms has ridden with the people of Charlottetown to show his solidarity with their cause to have a snowmobile trail opened that would allow them to ride their snowmobiles through Terra Nova National Park. The cause will help give our provincial people a little more autonomy instead of being increasingly hemmed in by every form of bureaucracy.
It’s refreshing to see this man take such an action. He’s not to be condemned but to be praised.
Yet, if the National Parks people intend to push the envelope to intimidate Charlottetown and their supporters, they will not negate the symbolism of this protest but will rather further show how small minded and anal retentive they are.
Not to be too melodramatic, but recent events in Egypt have shown the value of protests and may result in a budding genuine democracy for the Egyptian people.
In Newfoundland we are not striving for a democracy, but merely trying to retain the strands of the proud democracy we once were.
How diminished we have become as individuals. I believe in time greater numbers will wake up, look around and ask, “ who stole our various freedoms?” The suits that hold sway in the corridors of power through manipulation will then realize their time in the sun is about to be eclipsed.
Aubrey Smith Grand Falls-Windsor