LETTERS: Think for yourselves

Editor:

Re: Civic-slate idea returns to White Rock, Oct. 7.

 

Editor:

Re: Civic-slate idea returns to White Rock, Oct. 7.

Did anybody notice the obvious contradiction in terms in the White Rock Coalition’s description of the slate: “a non-partisan team of independents working together for a better White Rock.”

How can you have a ‘team’ of ‘independents’? If they’re independent, how do they work together?

The Canucks are a team. Would they be a team if every player decided to become independent? “Just doin’ my own thing, coach!”

And ‘non-partisan’? Wouldn’t they all be favouring their own team’s positions on issues, if they all do indeed manage to agree on any given issue?

White Rock council is too small for blocs, coalitions, parties or whatever, and I certainly would prefer to elect someone who is not afraid to speak their own mind and vote on issues according to their own thoughts, feelings and knowledge – said knowledge being garnered from experience, research, sounding out the electorate and debate.

Sorry, you six. You’ve all just lost my vote. Think for yourselves.

Grant Harrison, White Rock