By Letter to the Editor on February 20, 2021.
It’s great to see the formation of Common Sense Lethbridge, a much needed grassroots organization dedicated to our city. For all too long, municipal politics have been the forgotten and unappreciated pillar of our democracy.
Municipal elections are generally popularity contests, based on name recognition,rather than on policies or issues.
An organization whose goal is to inform residents on issues and policies affecting them, to offer perspective, and to increase voters’ overall knowledge, can only improve the level of debate.
Their objectives regarding taxes, spending, freedom of choice and accountability closely mirror a recently formed grassroots party, The People’s Party of Canada. Both groups have the same primary mission:Freedom, Fairness, Respect, and Responsibility.
As our lives become more and more subject to political decisions affecting spending, taxation, policing, and medical services, these four principles become paramount in the electoral process. An informed electorate can and will make better decisions.