I don’t know Don MacIntyre or his victim.
I am not a member of his political party or any other. I am just an ordinary human being who tries to live an honest, kind and moral life, with hopes that I will be forgiven when I fail, as every mortal does.
Consequently, I was shocked when a representative of the political party to which MacIntyre belonged, the United Conservative Party, stated, “We hope this disgusting individual faces the full extent of the law in sentencing for his odious crime.”
Yes, MacIntyre committed a really terrible crime, which hurt another human being, a child no less. And yes, he deserves appropriate punishment to the full extent of the law, but he does not deserve to be spoken of in the harshest of terms, to be kicked when he is down, which is what his party did in making such a statement.
Obviously, the United Conservative Party wished to distance itself from this man, who, until he was charged, was an elected member of the legislature for that party.
But to do so without allowing MacIntyre an iota of compassion is very disturbing.
Why? Because this party wants to speak for us, to make decisions on our behalf, to act as custodians of our futures and well-being.
I am sorry to have to say it, but any party that has so little regard for one’s fellow man and is so callous in dismissing him, well, that party is obviously not capable of representing me.
Donna M. Stinson, Red Deer