To the Editor,
Donald Trump deserves to be congratulated for his candour. He recently bragged how he routinely gave money to politicians so he could get favours from them later.
Surprise, surprise! Complacent Canadians need to be reminded from time to time that our hard-won democratic rights and freedoms are in constant peril, not from terrorism, but from our own apathy. We should listen to what ‘The Donald’ is saying. He is the personification of the ‘one-percenters’ who are intent on controlling governments. He is power, ambition and greed stripped bare for all to see.
The Donald Trumps of this world are more than willing to invest the time and money necessary to manipulate people and corrupt democratic institutions.
The longer a political party remains in power, the more sophisticated and widespread the manipulation and corruption becomes.
President John F. Kennedy once said, “… ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
We can heed this sage advice by informing ourselves about the issues and options raised during the federal election and then vote for the most capable individuals who demonstrate a willingness to govern ethically and openly while honouring the standards and principles upon which our precious democracy is based.