Letter: Voters can move forward without fear

I do not believe in fear as a focus. I believe it clouds the mind, tends to make us look only at what concerns us as individuals, and not at the big picture or a new situation. I think we are in a new society, a new situation and so it is a time to think and rethink.

Democracy, most would say, is the best way we have at present, though not perfect, for a fair and just way to live together. Ideally it is by, with and of the people, not just with advantages for some.

Related: Deadline extended to submit electoral reform ballots to Dec. 7

Perhaps ‘first past the post’ elections worked in the past. Now we need a system of elections with as many votes and then, voices, as possible to contribute to a Parliament where the common good of all can be sincerely sought. So it was in most local communities of our pioneers and homesteaders who together built this province by helping each other. It made for a healthy, happy atmosphere of thriving families.

I believe that proportional representation offers us this opportunity: to make democracy more real and true with greater possibility of working together. And if we do not find it meets our present new society situation, yes, we can change it. So, we have no fear. We can move forward together with enthusiasm for a new time by mailing in the ballot now… The deadline is near.

C. Kroetch


@SalmonArm
newsroom@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

City administrator honoured for 20 years of service

Carl Bannister’s career with Salmon Arm begins with evacuation

Avalanche control scheduled tomorrow on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke

Avalanche control work is scheduled along Highway 1 on Dec 15. From… Continue reading

Shuswap thief nabs purse in hospital, attempts to steal taxi

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest suspect who judge orders to stay behind bars until trial

School District 83 says a buyer is lined up for Salmon Arm’s DAC

Few details available, but sale is said to be finalized by Jan. 31

Okanagan College unlocks time capsule

Items placed in 1993 and kept in capsule in library opened at special ceremony

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Atom Junior Chase Heat bring home bronze

Representing Chase in the Logan Lake Atom tournament December 7 to 9… Continue reading

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

B.C. fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

Holiday Train shines focus on need in the Shuswap

Dress warmly and take donations of non-perishable food or cash for the food bank

Letter: Wishing Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays

While shopping I overheard a man wishing someone a Happy Holiday? I… Continue reading

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

Most Read