Get tough on criminals and do some good for society

This is an open letter to Blaine Calkins, Wetaskiwin MP: I am sorry to say your government’s stand on crime is still falling way short of being a deterrent for criminals.

This is an open letter to Blaine Calkins, Wetaskiwin MP:

I am sorry to say your government’s stand on crime is still falling way short of being a deterrent for criminals. Deliberate abuse of children needs to be stopped in a strong way. Hanging is good, and will send a message that you don’t use children to get even with a spouse. Wasting tax dollars on psychiatric studies, or any of that other bull doesn’t bring back life or undo the damage to the child. A child is a fresh start to life, and deserves love and protection from whoever is handiest at the times of need!

When a person commits cold-blooded murder with an auto, with the excuse of drugs, booze, speed and stupidity, they should lose their life right along with the people they have killed! There’s no need for lengthy trials and crap when they’re caught on the scene with only them behind the wheel, just put them down right there!

For our elected criminals who commit fraud on a big scale, you’re right, gone. That includes crimes that destroy public trust, investment scams, renovation scams and political scams. Deliberate misuse of tax dollars.

There needs to be a drastic change in the way our prisons are run. When people do crime, they give up their rights. I know our do-gooders won’t like this, until they or their loved ones are the victim of it. Our do-gooders have interfered with home and school discipline until we have none. Now we have the results of that action! Children bullying and committing crimes at a very early age. We have teachers who were quick to support the move, now locking their staff room doors at noon hours, opening the door to more unacceptable behaviours.

Bottom line, people need rules to be enforced.

Our prisons have lost their light! They get drugs, girlfriends in private, and the best of a lot of things we at home do without. Three meals and lodging, just play the game.

What to do? We have lots of forest, or did have, that are bad need of hands-on care if they are even going to recover. There’s opportunity there to give prisoners the chance to make a world of difference in the way they look at life. They can swing an axe instead of pump weights. Learn about plants, instead of smoke them and their brains. And, best of all, trees will grow instead of weeds. Oil and gas companies have already supplied roads and camps to use.

Our prisoners can learn a day’s work doesn’t hurt them. Our do-gooders can go and work alongside them, earning their wages for a change, while guiding them to a better life. I tried more than once to give a released convict a chance, and a couple young offenders, and got burned each time, so I know what they’re doing isn’t working, but it’s costing a damn fortune.

If they should fail in finding lost and runaways from the camps, we can always call in that tracker fellow who was on TV to find them. No worries there, that man can track a flea on a fly’s bum.

Harley Coates

Rimbey

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