Ponoka contributor writes, “I can’t trust Stelmach’s government to make good choices and decisions for the well-being of Albertans and Alberta.”

Dear Editor:

Should parents really have the right to keep their kids stupid? In my opinion, imposing ignorance on a child is a form of child abuse. Parents do not have the right to abuse their children. Parents do not have the right to deny their child medical attention in other words, parents do not have the right to keep their kids ill. Then, why should they have any right to keep them stupid by denying them access to any of the facts of life in this day and age, be those the facts of technology, the facts of sex, the facts of drugs, the facts of math, the facts of history, or the facts of science, including the evidence of evolution?

Although there may be room for debate on this topic, added to the list of autocratic blunders that the Stelmach government has made, it is disturbing and scary that we, the citizens of Alberta, have no say in what the Stelmach government is doing in and to this province. The danger here is that any notion that appeals to Stelmach and his cohorts can become law because there is insufficient opposition in the elected assembly of our legislature to prevent even outlandish notions from becoming law in Alberta.

I can’t trust Stelmach’s government to make good choices and decisions for the well being of Albertans or Alberta. I don’t even blame Stelmach and his MLAs so much as I do Albertans who vote Conservative. I wish there was some way to hold all Conservatives (voters and the premier and his MLAs) accountable for the destruction and insanity their beliefs are causing in this province, the consequences of which future generations will have to live with.

Evone Monteith,

Ponoka