Downfall of western civilization

Written by ECA Review

Dear Editor

More people than I like to think are spreading separatist ideas and promoting American gun values.

They support the idea of Alberta separating from Canada and possibly joining the U.S. They seem to have the opinion that Albertans should join similar separatists movements in southern Alberta, southeastern BC, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and northern California into forming a new state or forming a new country with Idaho or Montana.

They are often strong supporters of Premier Danielle Smith because of her promotions of creating a provincial police force (an idea not supported by most Albertans and by most local governments), promoting a separate gun registration system similar to “red states”, creating a provincial pension fund, promoting private health care, creating special Alberta laws to over-ride federal laws, encouraging Alberta government officials to ignore federal laws they don’t like, and creating the impression that folks should have the right to ignore laws, rules and regulations they don’t like. All of the above, in my opinion, not supported by a majority of Alberta citizens.

They also talk that Prime Minister Trudeau has created most of the major economic problems that Albertans and Canadians now face, completely ignoring the facts that the COVID-19 virus, the aftermath of that pandemic in lack of supplies and lack of manpower, high inflation rates, high oil prices caused by OPEC and the war in the Ukraine, extreme climate conditions that have affected the production of agricultural products such as droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, massive snow storms, etc., and the political instability in the U.S. are all forces outside the power of the Canadian government.

That begs the question: If Trudeau is that powerful, did he has also cause similar problems in the U.S., in western Europe, in Latin America, in Australia and New Zealand?

On a final note: To those Albertans who are in their 70s, 80s, and 90s who had lived during a time before universal health care, I suggest they get off their posteriors and fight to keep our public health care system for our children and grandchildren.

If private health care is so great, how come there are wait times in the U.S.? How come it costs nearly twice as much as our system? Plus, nearly 60 per cent of all bankruptcies in the States are attributed to private medical costs.

Is that what we want for our children and grandchildren? Do we want to live in a society where health care is a privilege and not a right? Is that a situation that we want for Albertans?

George Thatcher
Olds, Alta.

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