Protestors don’t have right to disrupt lives

Too many weak kneed people in charge.

Protestors don’t have right to disrupt lives

As I watch and listen to the current spate of protests across Canada I am deeply disturbed by what appears to be a march of anarchy across our great nation.

While I will never claim to have first hand knowledge or complete understanding of the basis of the protests, there is an issue that I feel is being ignored. Yes, protests are part of our freedoms in Canada, and yes there are times when public protests are necessary. However, never is there a time for breaking of laws and not following the rule of law that exists in Canada. Protests that disrupt the average person’s life, that cause disruptions to the economy or prevent people for going to work to earn their living are never acceptable.

Sadly we seem to have a group of people in our country that have no respect for the law. Their behavior causes the majority of the rest of us to be unable to support their cause no matter how noble.

I am also of the opinion that many of the protestors are protesting for protest’s sake. Who are the group in Vancouver blocking the CPR rail lines, calling themselves, what? Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism. Doesn’t sound like a legitimate cause to me. In fact it appears to be a group setting out to disrupt Canada’s way of life for some self-described reasons. I am also of the firm opinion that a good number of protestors are imports from the U.S. and in other cases just protestors getting paid to protest. We’ve seen that before during the old growth logging protests.

No matter what the circumstances, protestors for any cause have no right to block ferry terminals, shut down rail lines, block access to legitimate business operations or any other protests that seriously affect the daily lives of the majority of this country. It’s time for our leaders, federally and provincially, to accept their responsibilities as elected officials, to do the responsible thing, and put an end to these illegitimate actions and get our country and economy back on track. I also believe that our premier and our prime minister, as our elected leaders, do have the right to order the police services to deal with the matter as per injunctions issued by the courts. Too many weak kneed people in charge.

Jack Peake


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