Use it or lose it

Reader ponders several questions plaguing him about church, the media and government.

To the Editor,

Will critiquing church, union or political party dogma get you applause?

Is capitalist media the last bastion of a free press?

Should reporters be awarded judge status so they can’t be fired without just cause?

Are Voltaire’s “I may not agree but defend to the death your right to air your views,” and Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death,” not politically correct news?

History recorded the War of 1812 and how First Nations warriors saved Canada from U.S. rule; media reported child abuse incidents by priests and in Indian residential school.

Shall the debts of our fathers haunt us to infinity and render Canucks pack mules?

Just as NDP negotiated the Nisga’a settlement treaty, that many years ago was sealed, will Liberals give aboriginals a referendum to sell feudal lord status to level playing field?

Can private sector get same benefits as government, if voting majority appealed to emancipate common Canucks and ensure all past favouritism will be repealed?

R.J. Frankow,

Port Alberni

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