About time bad behaviour is taken to task

Editor:

I was pleased to see that police are finally arresting many of the individuals responsible for impeding traffic and violating the laws of the land. I hope it continues and I hope the courts deliver justice swiftly and firmly to those arrested.

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Yes, I agree with free speech and most certainly with the right to protest. However, I don’t agree with individuals taking the law into their own hands and disobeying the laws the rest of us are expected to follow. 

Like many others, I also disagree with various policies that are made but I take my opinions to the ballot box. If I wish to protest, I will do it from the side of the road or via social media. Who am I to bully and intimidate others by locking down roads?

I also can’t help but question who’s behind these protests as the individuals seem to have a source of income that does not come from having a job. Who has the money and time to block roadways and risk the chance of incarceration? Not me and not the masses that need to go to work to pay the bills and … taxes.

Why have a democracy, why pay taxes and why obey laws if a handful of extremist protestors can control the masses with their radical actions with no consequences? It’s about time that our politicians and courts got involved and took action.

I am willing to support our system but those in power need to show leadership. We pay taxes and expect good government and a safe society – not just when times are good and when people obey. Bad behaviour needs to be taken to task. 

R. Brian

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