Letters to the Editor Tag

12 Dec 2011 14 years old: No reason for euthanasia

Dec 7, 2011 - Free Press - Prince George: Recently in Langley there has been a court case on whether or not we should allow euthanasia. For the benefit of society I believe that we should not change the current laws. Before I go on, I should make clear what euthanasia is and is not. It is the taking away the life of someone instantly, with medical assistance. It is not the withdrawal of futile, overzealous care, and it is not related to palliative care, which deals with the abating of pain in medical patients.
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12 Dec 2011 12 years old: Consider adoption as the selfless alternative

Prince George Citizen - December 8, 2011: As human beings we depend upon each other for love, stability and care, and children are no exception to the rule. Did you know that children who are raised in single-parent houses are five times more likely to grow up in poverty, three to four times more likely to commit suicide and two to three times more likely to abuse drugs? Tragically a high amount of people in jail come from fatherless homes, not to mention girls without a father are far more likely to be promiscuous.
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12 Dec 2011 Three more letters from Carman MB

Letter # 1 - Altona Red River Echo Manitoba, Dec 8th 2011: Main St. deserves most of the blame In Bills Rolls' letter "Bankers and big business are not blame free (Nov. 17 edition of The Red River Valley Echo), he said he thinks I want all government abolished and all regulations are evil. Many regulations that are oppressive does not mean all are. A lot of government should be abolished (eg. Human Rights Commissions) is not the same as calling for all government abolished.
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08 Dec 2011 Abstinence the better choice

Abbotsford News, Dec 7 2011 Re: “Abbotsford women with virginity blog will appear on two TV shows”. That four Abbotsford women are actively promoting abstinence until marriage is refreshing.
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07 Dec 2011 It takes a family

Brantford Expositor, Dec 1 2011: I want to thank Dave Levac for highlighting "Strong Start", a private endeavour made possible by generous donors and volunteers, among them a retired principal. In these days when provincial government has too strong a hand in the education of our children, it is tremendously encouraging to see the efforts of caring individuals making up for our deficient public education system. At the end of the article, Mr. Levac draws the conclusion that this is a perfect example of the phrase "it takes a village to raise a child"; it doesn't prove that it "takes" a village, it just proves that the village can do it to some extent when a family won't. It takes a family to raise a child, not a village.
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06 Dec 2011 More about Occupy

The Battleford's News Optimist, Dec 3 2011:  The Wall Street occupiers push the nonsense of communist medicine in Canada at all cost. Those who want communist medicine defend this ideology under the mantra that health care should not be a commodity or for profit.
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05 Dec 2011 Youth entry: Danger and tragedy of abortion

Abbotsford New, Nov 24 2011: Every year millions of women are faced with the decision to keep or to kill the baby that they are carrying. About 42 million abortions occur each year, and 20 million of these are performed unsafely, because those who perform them are untrained or outside of a medical environment. Almost all abortions are paid by people like us, taxpayers.
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05 Dec 2011 Interrupting life

Langley Times, Nov 23 2011:  I am a 14-year-old student at Credo Christian High School, and I am writing on the subject of euthanasia. Even though I’m young, I still feel very strongly on the topic of abortion, the removal of unborn babies from the mother’s womb, and euthanasia, the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing one to die, according to the person’s will.
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05 Dec 2011 Overpopulation?

The Carillon, Dec 1 2011: So letter writer David Dawson thinks the world is over populated. He's worried about the peoplequake. He is so 1968, if not 1798.  He thinks the world can only handle two billion “so we are already five billion over the max” he states. If we are at seven billion now obviously the world can support seven billion. We can never be over the limit by even one person or it is not the limit.
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