Don't kid yourself — Canada still democratic
In recent letters to the Record editor, Kay Kennedy and Ann Andrews respectively compared Stephen Harper to Hitler and wondered if we live under a dictatorship.
Those phrases in Nazi Germany or under Chinese dictatorships would not see the daylight, neither the authors. Prison or concentration camps would have been the punishment of the day, if not execution.
A few months ago, I visited a German concentration camp.
Within minutes, I was crying because I was confronted with the plight of the Jewish people. They were murdered while they were taking a shower.
To hold our democracy together, please don’t refer to those horrible and shameful times of the past.
More than once, I wrote to the prime minister and let him know what I thought about some of his policies. I always received back a reply thanking me for my effort.
We are living in the best country of the world and live under a democratic system, meaning that by the next election you and I have “the freedom” to remove anyone from office. Neither country referred to in both articles made this kind of freedom available to its citizens.
In the future, please refrain from making such accusation. Instead, write to the source of the problem and use your citizenship to make things right or even better — run for office yourself.