Reader expresses opinion about idle no more

Idle no more ‚ what a great statement. I agree with it totally. Everyone should.

Dear Editor,

Idle no more ‚ what a great statement. I agree with it totally. Everyone should. When we pay tuition for our family to enter into higher education situations this is awesome for our students’ future.

‘Idle no more.’ When we become duly employed and are able to purchase those staples to ensure a better lifestyle. ‘Idle no more.’ Housing paid for from the income that we’ve earned from our employment; it’s great‚ idle no more. Health care, dental care, clothing and those extras we all enjoy, paid for by being gainfully busy and employed; idle no more. Paying income tax to maintain our highways and infrastructure that we all enjoy; idle no more.

I was born in Canada, as were my children. We worked for everything we enjoy. Our education was paid for by the money we earned and student loans (all paid back by yours truly). We didn’t get government grants to fix our houses, buy our cars, pay our health costs, etc., etc. Idle no more.

If the idle no more cause is to make everyone equal, then bless its cause and message. If it means more handouts, freebies and unaccountable spending of government funds, then it’s more of the same old pattern.

What is it that makes us worthy of these benefits is not a birthright, but the inspiration to work hard and earn our place in our Canadian society.

If idle no more folk want to be treated as equals, the answer is simple. Don’t take the handouts and free grants, but act like the rest of us proud Canadians; get a job, earn your way, take care of your expenses by yourselves and be, ‘idle no more.’

Larry Johnston,

Red Deer