Those asking questions are thoughtful, well educated, concerned, active and responsible citizens

Dear Editor,

re: Too Many Naysayers

The writer asks the question who wants ‘a Canada like that’ after itemizing a divisive list of derogatory names for those he disagrees with; antivaxxers (many of whom have experienced severe side effects from vaccines, or believe that good health doesn’t come from the tip of a needle); anti-lockdowns (people who have suffered severe negative and catastrophic results because of the lockdowns); ‘fake news purveyors’ (those who question the obvious bias of mainstream media) He goes on to say that these people’s points of view are polarizing. The last I heard, and it may have changed before this goes to print because who knows what else is being passed as governmental bills in both Alberta and at the federal level, people have the right to freely express their opinions and do what they feel best for themselves and their families.

Calling people who thoughtfully ask questions ‘strident trumpists’ is hardly the action of a ‘respectful opponent’. I, for one, am grateful for those he labels as ‘naysayers’, ‘dissidents’, ‘doom and gloomers’. The people I know who are asking questions are thoughtful, well educated, concerned, active and responsible citizens.

Carol Best

Sunnyslope, AB