Voters: consider the facts

I have been reading the Letters to the Editor over the past few weeks and I feel we all need to step back and have a look at what is really happening.

Dear Editor:

I have been reading the Letters to the Editor over the past few weeks and I feel we all need to step back and have a look at what is really happening.

Apparently there is a group (or groups, I’m not really sure) of people that believe we “need a change” here in Rimbey. This may be true and here in our wonderful province we have a democratic process that allows the masses to effect change. (Thanks to those who fought in wars so that we have retained these freedoms)

Unfortunately it appears that there are some who would use this democratic process as a mud-slinging platform to promote unrest among the voters of Rimbey. I am not totally convinced that the accusations put forth by these people are the complete truth. I have seen many examples in my time of people using half-truths and innuendo to stir up negative opinion and can’t help but wonder if this may be what we are witnessing in the current election race. I have not heard any positive reasons or suggestions of viable alternatives. Only clichés and fear-mongering.

History has taught us what can happen if we allow ourselves to be led by radical purveyors of poop. The names Lenin and Hitler come to mind.

I encourage you, the voter, to by all means get out and make your vote count. But please consider all the facts, look around and see what this town has become over the last few years and make sure you are not throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Rick Davies

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