Nation erodes with truth

Editor:

Re: Marijuana disclosure blocks entry, Sept. 5.

Editor:

Re: Marijuana disclosure blocks entry, Sept. 5.

Your article about the young lady who suffered severe repercussions for telling the truth to a border officer was appalling and disgraceful in suggesting that citizens should lie when questioned.

The young lady is admirable for being open and honest in replying with a honest and good answer, regardless of its consequences.

We are quickly becoming a nation of liars. Teen in school are advised to lie to be popular. Dad or mum white lie to the office of being sick when it is not true. The little child watching grows to follow a well-trodden path.

What will become of our nation in future generations, where the vast majority live by half- and shaded truth? Our nations were raised on bedrock, and the foundations are turning into quicksand.

Will we be able to call ourselves a parliamentary democracy, when these seeds come to fruition?

Your paper is revered for bringing us together as a community in a place where we love to live. This blush of blemish will not long tarnish your good work.

Terence Miller, Surrey

Editor’s note: The article reported that the woman now questions whether honesty is the best policy at the border.

 

 

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