Times Colonist

Bring back common sense


In my 87-plus years in Canada I see little change in some areas.

There is the long-held notion that once a law is promulgate­d it is perfect and applies in all cases.

We are incredibly complex creatures living in a complex culture. How could any law be perfect for all occasions? It is just not possible.

The recent squeeze play on Nick Arora’s tobacco shop is the perfect example of how stupid absolutely rigid laws and rules can be. Add to this the rigidity of the people (read human minds) trying to enforce them and it becomes ludicrous.

Common sense languishes in the dust and for the amusement of the public. Let’s hope it rises again.

Fundamenta­list thinking is one of the cancers of human societies. Denham Meek Victoria

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