Sus­pi­cious of the NDP

The Compass - - OPINION -

In light of the re­cent govern­ment polls, I feel a re­minder of my let­ter a cou­ple of years ago is again war­ranted. The orig­i­nal name of the New Demo­cratic Party was the New­found­land So­cial­ist Party.

We all know what so­cial­ism refers to. It is a type of com­mu­nism, not a form of govern­ment we would want in our western world, surely.

The word demo­cratic is de­ceiv­ing here. It sounds good, but talk is cheap.

As it was said in that old tele­vi­sion drama Drag­net, “We want the facts, ma’am, only the facts.”

Folks, please do not for­get Tianan­men Square in China. We owe it to all of those peo­ple who gave their lives while seek­ing true democ­racy.

— Joy French-Cole­man writes from Har­bour Grace

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