Local lessons from unrest abroad

Came home today, got a beer, sat down with the newspaper. I had the TV on with no sound. Noticed lots of people protesting their oppressive government programs on the tube.

Came home today, got a beer, sat down with the newspaper. I had the TV on with no sound. Noticed lots of people protesting their oppressive government programs on the tube.

Not a big deal these days. Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Jordan — seems the way it’s going. Out of the corner of my eye, I realized that a bunch of rioters looked different. I turned up the volume and found out Wisconsin was in the same boat since their politicians we’re trying to take away people’s rights. Another foreign country rioting.

Perhaps the Canadian government would consider a travel advisory not to visit Wisconsin. It may also save Canadians $5.50.

I am nearing retirement, have always voted. Today I look at the options for our provincial government nominees and I am concerned because there isn’t anyone in either party I would like to vote for.

We are so young as a people compared to the history of what I mentioned earlier of others. But that youthfulness with constantly electing people who want to make a name for themselves by passing more laws so it seems like they are doing something isn’t working.

It’s going to bite them in the ass, as history is showing us.

I’ll vote for the first person who gets government to leave us alone and understand we aren’t stupid — a government that will take care of us, not hinder our freedoms, take care of the money we give them, and tell the truth always.

Bob White

Castlegar

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