Island reader approves of Fletcher columns

Dear editor,

Re: Recent Fletcher columns The roots of our ‘homeless’ crisis (B.C. Views, Aug. 31) and B.C. promotes poverty and crime.

I also read the book by Theodore Dalrymple called Life at the Bottom and was very impressed by it. He questions the whole welfare nanny state which we are growing very rapidly in Canada.

The breakdown of traditional family life is encouraged by this welfare state. Single-parent families headed by females on welfare with children from multiple fathers who are unaccountable. This is one of the causes of the growth in crime and drug addiction. No one dares to say this out loud as these ideas are considered old fashioned and politically incorrect.

I hope Tom Fletcher keeps writing on this. I am surprised that he is even allowed to write them with this contrarian point of view. We do not live in a society where opposing views are cherished.  Only politically correct viewpoints.

Look what has happened to our universities. Free thinking and debates used to be encouraged but not today.

Sylvia Mitbrodt

Oak Bay

 

Just Posted

Comox art gallery features multi-generational paint show

Mother and daughter provide the creations for next Pearl Ellis Gallery exhibit

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the North Island-Powell River riding

In an effort to inform the North Island-Powell River riding constituents, we… Continue reading

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the Courtenay-Alberni riding

In an effort to inform the Courtenay-Alberni riding constituents, we have supplied… Continue reading

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

Rain doesn’t dampen Terry Fox Run participants spirits in Courtenay

Fundraiser usually gets between 125 and 200 taking part in the Comox Valley

Vandals target North Island-Powell River NDP candidate’s office in Comox with swastikas, graffiti

Rachel Blaney’s Comox office has been vandalized with swastikas and tagging overnight Friday.

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Most Read