Leery of the NDP

The Compass - - OPINION -

We must ex­er­cise cau­tion and use wis­dom when be­ing swayed po­lit­i­cally, es­pe­cially as it re­lates to the New Demo­cratic Party (NDP).

The NDP is a so­cial­ist party, but the word “demo­cratic” in their name would lead peo­ple to think this is a good thing. I’m not so sure.

Our free­doms are at stake, whether we want to be­lieve it or not. Just re­cently on CBCS Doc Zone, when a group of our New­found­land and Labrador teens trav­elled to Beau­mont Hamel, a young woman, stand­ing un­der the Cari­bou, sang the Ode to New­found­land. The whole con­tin­gent was from Canada, bear­ing our Cana­dian flag, and the words come to mind from our coun­try’s an­them: “God keep our land, glo­ri­ous and free.”

We mustn’t for­get the motto on our own pro­vin­cial coat of arms, “To seek first the king­dom of God” (Matthew 6:33). We must do all we can to ac­tively pre­serve our God­given free­doms and al­ways vote for a party that hon­ours that.

Let’s not for­get the Tianan­men Square protests of 1989.

Joy French-cole­man writes from Har­bour Grace

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