Letters to the Editor, April 2

JUST GET OUT OF THE WAY

I was reading Tom Parkin (“As Trudeau and Wynne cut health care, Notley’s Alberta turns a corner,” March 26) and I ask myself: “Why do the NDP and Liberals not understand how the economy works.” People need to spend money for the economy to work. People need to have money in order to spend money for the economy to work. Big government and higher taxes take away people’s money and the economy can’t work. Government spending and social programs are a drain on the system that take away people’s money and won’t let the economy work. If people are working they pay taxes, if more people work there will be more taxes paid and the economy can work. If people are working and aren’t paying unreasonable taxes, they won’t need social programs to get by because the economy is working. Bottom line, the government has to get the hell out of the way for the economy to work.

Ron Burns

Bowmanville

(Truer words…)

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

Re “Guns are the problem” (Letters to the Editor, March 28): Guns are not the problem. People, mostly criminal people, are the problem. I am a licensed, trained, legal firearms owner and a proud Canadian. And I feel confident that I can speak for a vast majority of my fellow firearms owners when I say we agree that there must be some form of firearm control and regulations. However, the ones currently on the books do not make any sense and are not fully understood by politicians, the people responsible for their formulation. Furthermore, the police that are tasked with enforcing them are not fully versed in them either. The only group that has a full grasp of our current laws are the legal firearms owners that adhere to them, even though most of the laws make little or no sense. Criminals, by the pure definition of the word, do not follow laws, so more laws that only affect legal firearms owners will do nothing to curb gang-related gun violence. Let’s focus on real facts. Let’s do things that make sense. Let’s not make things more difficult for law-abiding citizens under the guise of addressing gun violence. Let’s be truthful, real and calm. Then maybe, just maybe, real action and real results can be achieved.

(It’s a tall order to ask politicians to be realistic when they believe they can score political points)

EYE OPENER

Re “Morals the problem, not gun ownership” (Walter E. Williams, March 22): Williams should be credited for voicing the harsh reality on gun violence in today’s society. Where the problem is pointed at the accessibility of guns, it’s evident that in the past with even less restrictions there was not nearly the same level of violence. This article is eye-opening and should shift our focus to improving our own moral values, such as respect for authority and oneself, rather than pointing the finger at regulations that are for the most part out of our control.

Sydney McIntyre

Guelph

(Easier to point fingers than take responsibility)

Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies

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