Dear Editor:

On the near horizon is another election in British Columbia. May 14th should be seen by constituents here in our valley as a chance to review our needs and dreams for this amazing place we call home.

It will be an opportunity to vote for what is really important to our future and make certain we are moving forward with positive opportunities for growth and success; opportunities that will create a prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.

For eight long years we have come to know and understand what our current NDP MLA represents. He is against almost everything unless it has to do with the agenda of special interest groups.

He has made a career of whining and sniveling about government, never offering a blueprint forward. Moreover, the ideas that he and his NDP leaders do find has them in our pockets spending your money on something that has nothing to do with you.

He, nor his party, have a plan and I have no idea as to what they might ever do when all of other peoples money has runs out.

The NDP are all about redistributing money that they have not earned; creating wealth is beyond them.

I ask that you take minute to reflect on the writing that follows thinking about the leadership we so desperately need in our valley; leadership that will help us achieve the goals that we can set together and an understanding of what we need to do to get there.

I saw them tearing a building down,

A group of men in a busy town,

With a hefty blow and lusty yell,

They swung with zest,

And a sidewall fell,

Asked of the foreman, Are these men skilled, the kind you would hire if you had to build? Unskilled labor is all I need. Why, they can wreck in a day or two, what has taken builders years to do.

I asked myself as I went my way, which of these roles have I tried to play?

Am I a builder with rule and square, measuring and constructing with skill and care?

Or am I a wrecker that walks the town,

Content with the business of tearing down?

Author unknown

The poem above has a pointed message about choices and reflects on the kind of MLA we need; clearly it is not Norm Macdonald.

Richard Unger