Alberta government should be more afraid of us

I realize that I am a bit late, but I would like to respond to Ed Tatarnic’s letter of April 18, titled Alberta votes Tory no matter what.

I realize that I am a bit late, but I would like to respond to Ed Tatarnic’s letter of April 18, titled Alberta votes Tory no matter what. I would like to say to Tatarnic, thank you, thank you, thank you! You are exactly right!

Tatarnic pointed out things like Ralph Klein slashing seniors’ benefits only to have him go to a nursing home and have people line up to shake his hand like he was some great friend of theirs.

He also pointed out that the same people who were fighting the high voltage power lines and were spied on and deceived, still helped vote the same government back in. Tatarnic continued to write about casinos, dental plans, etc.

Someone wiser that I am said that politicians are like diapers. They both need to be changed periodically — and for the same reason!

What we have in Alberta is basically a one-party system of government and I don’t think that is in the best interest of a healthy democracy.

Someone else wiser than me, said that the best government is a scared government. The Tories aren’t scared. They have no reason to be.

As Tatarnic points out, they assume, correctly it seems, that people will vote them back into office no matter what they do.

I urge my fellow citizens to consider this, not as Tatarnic suggests, to forget about it within a week.

In conversations with other people on this topic, I have heard responses such as “Who else are you going to vote for?” My response to that is, it doesn’t matter, as long as you vote.

Please understand ladies and gentlemen, I am not in any way speaking against our two present MLAs, nor am I advocating the policies of any particular party.

I am merely suggesting that even if you think the Tories are the best thing since sliced bread and our present MLAs are doing an excellent job, that not for the sake of healthy government, give the Tories some opposition.

I believe that if I am in error on this, I err on the side of freedom and democracy — I can live with that.

Wes Stickel

Red Deer

Just Posted

Indigenous cultural centre needed in Red Deer

Urban Aboriginal Voices Society hosts annual community gathering

Red Deer youth recognized for his compassion

Blackfalds man dies after vehicle collision

Shots fired at O’Chiese residence early Tuesday

Two occupants were not injured in 6:50 a.m. shooting

Red Deer County to freeze 2019 taxes

Good financial numbers to be passed on to ratepayers

‘Princess tea’ held as Red Deer church fundraiser

Knox Presbyterian Church event is on April 27

Inspired by a galaxy far, far away, these ‘Star Wars’ mementos could be yours forever

CHICAGO —The stuff of “Star Wars” —and there is unfortunately no better… Continue reading

Shoppers Drug Mart launches second online medical pot portal in Alberta

TORONTO — Medical cannabis users in Alberta can now get their therapeutic… Continue reading

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

DENVER — In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse… Continue reading

Delay of game calls, goalie interference top worst rules for NHLers: survey

The pace and excitement of 3-on-3 overtime isn’t just a thrill for… Continue reading

Avengers get epic send-off at ‘Endgame’ world premiere

LOS ANGELES — There were more than a few sniffles from the… Continue reading

Writers’ Trust launches program pairing rising writers with established mentors

TORONTO — The Writers’ Trust has launched a program that gives five… Continue reading

Family: A potpourri of Easter egg hunts, music and politics

The election is a thing of the past. Albertans have spoken. They… Continue reading

Sri Lankan-Canadians mourn victims of terrorist attack in their homeland

Sri Lankan-Canadians were gathering Monday to mourn those killed in a massive… Continue reading

Most Read