Wednesday, December 12, 2007

In Defence of Fairness

I recently wrote a Letter to the Editor condemning the unsubstantiated and unfair comments directed against a highly respected MP James Moore by an NDP MP. I received a letter from Mr. Moore’s office thanking me for my support.

Politics can often be unfair. On many occasions I have personally been the target of unsubstantiated and unfair comments over the four decades I have been involved in politics. I have come to expect that if you express your political views that you will eventually become the target of unfair comments. Sometimes these comments come from people who have never even met me and sometimes they come from people who apparently are incapable of distinguishing friend from foe. Too often people see how you seem, however, only some know who you are.

I often speak strongly and passionately about political issues. I make every effort to address the issue and still be fair. I suggest people take the position that I have regarding MP James Moore. Speak out in their defence!