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Dear Editor; Re: Democracy threatened! Act now for common sense!!
It is now more than obvious that many of us citizens/taxpayers in the Canadian Prairies sense that some things are going terribly wrong – and quickly !
I admire what many dedicated volunteers are doing in Alberta to try to stop the insanity, by getting as many names as possible on petitions, asking our provincial leaders to hold a plebiscite (a direct vote of the electorate) regarding Bills passed and Bills proposed that are known to be very concerning to a large numbers of folks. At the very least, let’s sign these petitions, and if time can be found, let’s also write letters to certain politicians, asking for a return to common sense (respect for the sense/wisdom of the common people).
In fairness to our politicians, some of whom are sincere and dedicated, I wish to point out that the battle is not against them personally, but against the evil influences in high places, that have permeated the thinking of many politicians, educators, and social engineers. This is why I like the way the Albertans First Plebiscite Warriors movement is based on love for our fellow citizens, rather than just angry irrational protest.
In my view, the present attacks that are being launched against our society can be summarized in this way :
Promotion of false Ideology (promoting false ideas and ideals that form the basis of political policy)
Disregard for Democracy (disregard for the common people’s view) Disregard for Financial Ac
countability (spending money that we do not have; borrowing large sums)
Of the 3 above, I think the pushing of destructive ideology onto the people is the most damaging. Recent blatant examples in Alberta are the proposals to soon shut down the coal fired electricity generators (our reliable source of electricity), forcing Bill 6 into law in full knowledge that a large number of rural people and many others were opposed, and the most blatant of all, the new gender policy for Alberta schools promoting a completely disproportionate agenda for trans gender people at the expense of everyone else. If there were awards for throwing young people into utter confusion, and ensuring that they stay confused, our present government would have just won the Gold Medal in this category. If you are a parent or grandparent or anyone who cares about children you must at least skim this most bizarre document, introduced recently by Education Minister David Eggen, and I hope you will be motivated to notify him and Premier Notley immediately of your opinion. You can find it quickly by googling: Alberta Guidelines for Best Practices; Sexual Orientations, or CitizenGo.org
Recent blatant examples in the Federal arena are what seems to be the worship of the created (climate, planet, mother earth, environment) rather than the Creator, the lack of genuine concern for the prairie provinces, and the promotion of the idea that we should be ashamed and feel guilty to own or produce the amazing energy resources in our area.
Actually it seems both Alberta and Federal governments are operating on similar ideologies, which in my view are destructive, and not held by most citizens on the prairies.
In the coming weeks, I hope to express my views on the 3 above attacks in greater length, as I believe many of us on the prairies hold similar views. As a Christian (meaning I trust that Christ paid the death penalty for my sins and faults), I see things from my Christian viewpoint, but I believe my fellow citizens, Christian or not, can equally see the destructive nature of the policies and regulations being forced onto us by some of our current lawmakers and policy makers.
If you agree with most or some of what I am expressing, please mail a short (or long) note/letter to: Groundswell of Ordinary Folks, Box 313, Morrin AB, T0J 2B0 Or by email to: groundswell@ ordinaryfolks.org
I am interested to see if the views I am expressing are Common Sense (held by most of the common people), or rare (uncommon). I will gage this, at least to some degree, by the number of responses that come to the above adresses.
Maybe a powerful common sense movement, larger than just Alberta, can be organized to make a big difference in our future. Sincerely, Jim Blair, an ordinary joe, farmer, oilfield worker, earthmover guy, and somewhat disappointed taxpayer, but holding onto hope for a bright future for our children and grandchildren, and thankful for the hard fought (just ask our veterans), Common Sense, democratic, heritage we have enjoyed up until now. Editor The Drumheller Mail