Letter: Abuse of power

We, the people are the masters of those we entrust with duties to run this country, whether local, provincial or federal.

We, the people are the masters of those we entrust with duties to run this country, whether local, provincial or federal.

As proprietor of a business, when employing people, I would want them loyal and honest in all respects. If I would find them lying, stealing or otherwise disregarding the rules I set out for them, I would terminate their employment. I cannot understand how anybody in the employ of government, elected or appointed, would get away with lying, embezzlement of public funds, misappropriation and disregard of the rules, i.e. our constitution/BNA, or any rules that apply for the protection of the rights to freedom, safety and property (pursuit of happiness).

Why is it in this country that increasingly those in position of power abuse it on a daily basis and seem to get away with it?

If many of those in powerful positions conduct themselves like thugs, would it not entice the public to act likewise instead of pursuing an honest and responsible conduct as law abiding citizens? When we witness abuse by the police thugs that execute people on flimsy pretense, or we get intimidated and robbed by Revenue Canada on frivolous demands, what avenue is open to us, but react in a similar fashion?

This all becomes the precursor of a lawless society that is based on the survival of the fittest. Canada needs a clean-up from the top down to return it to a safe place, where the governments fear the people (tyranny), instead the people fearing the governments (peace).

Rolf Loth

Penticton