Surrey Leader, Oct 13: Online voting is touted by many as the great solution to the problem of decreasing voter participation in the election process. Apparently municipal politicians are also among the growing movement clamouring for change to the way we vote as they approved a resolution to that effect at the recent Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver. I submit that should we move to an online method of voting, we will quickly see voter turnouts decrease even further. With online (or electronic) voting there is far greater opportunity for fraud and tampering on the part of those who manage the would-be system.
Langley Advance, Oct 6 2011: Thank you for printing the letter of Travis Erbacher [Decision women’s, Oct. 4 Letters, Langley Advance]. While Mr. Erbacher’s misinformed, vitriolic rant is certainly not indicative of everyone in the pro-abortion camp, it gives the reader a sampling of how ridiculous one looks as they try and defend the killing of the unborn as simply a woman’s decision.
Calgary Herald, Sept 22, 2011: Re: "A new crop of simple tests can screen fetuses for genetic disorders, raising the possibility that Down syndrome could be eliminated," Sept. 18. Instead of cherishing and loving all people simply because of their humanity, society continues down the slippery slope of playing God. We are already aborting the unborn because we don't like their sex, because we want to "reduce" twins to a single child, and now because the child may be a Down syndrome child.
Lethbridge Herald, Aug 24 2011: I agree with Kaitlin Fisher that the "obscene" abortion victims' images are "uncomfortable." ("Abortion protest draws criticism," Aug. 18 Herald). In fact, these pictures are downright horrifying. But what is truly disturbing is that these are not just computer-generated images, but actual photos of babies who have been ripped from the womb.
Calgary Herald, Sept 20 2011: Re: "A baby's life must be worth more than this," Susan Martinuk, Opinion, Sept. 16. I hope this piece on Katrina Effert and the events surrounding her case raise a debate in Canada about abortion laws. Martinuk, along with many Canadians, is shocked and horrified that Effert will be minimally punished for murdering her newborn child. Yet, Martinuk makes an interesting point. If Effert had merely gone to an abortion clinic a week earlier, she wouldn't be facing any sort of punishment at all.
ARPA Note: For the sake of clarification, ARPA Canada is non-partisan. We do not support or oppose any party or candidate. The following views about the NDP and CHP are of the letter writer: The Carillon (Steinback MB), Sept 1 2011: I read Pat McDonald's letter “Soul-searching after Layton's death” in the Aug 25 edition. McDonald asks why we as Christians do not vote NDP since they “stood for social justice.” Really? The NDP is militantly pro-abortion. Is that social justice when the NDP supports the killing of the unborn?
Carman Valley Leader: The CBC, or the Orwellian Ministry of Love, insults its viewers or hearers virtually 24/7. I am tired of its hardcore leftist sermonizing that the sky is falling with global warming, for its apologizing for Islam, support for the Big Nanny State, public health care, Barack Obama, human rights commissions etc.
Carman Valley Leader: The U.K. riots caused much mayhem, damage and even some deaths. Some blame it on poverty. I think multiculturalism, the welfare state, non-judgmental education, the decline of married couple homes, and liberal churches all played a part in in creating a society which created the conditions to produce these riots.
Selkirk Journal, Carman Valley Leader, SaskLifestyles.com: I could not believe William Dascavich's February letter to the editor calling for limits in CEO pay. He calls for governments to limit CEO pay by citing that in 2009, the top 100 CEOs earned 155 times as much as the “ordinary Marthas and Henrys in our country,” as he puts it, up from 104 times in 1998.
The Morden Times: In Don Radford's editorial "jumping to logical conclusions", he being liberal it cannot be any other way when he admits his first reaction about the shooting in Arizona was the work of an "extreme right-winger going over the edge."