LETTERS: Don’t jump on the bandwagon

Lots of folks with obsolete and scary ideas suggesting we ought to consider support for an alternative government come October.

Lots of folks with obsolete and scary ideas suggesting we ought to consider support for an alternative government come October, in particular the NDP.

You know, they are the anti-capitalist, anti-big business crowd, with their heads in the clouds and their hands in your pockets.

They probably believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, they prefer teachers’ unions to teaching and are naively convinced that if the west leaves its enemies alone, war and terror will dissolve.

The painful conclusion is that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation.

We as Canadians have an elected government that gives us the most stable economy in the world during a time of global economic strife. The perpetually outraged might want to bear in mind there are countless countries in the world which clearly lack meaningful, grown-up leadership. We don’t need to jump on the band wagon.

Paul Crossley

Penticton