Re: “Questioning ‘bizarre personal attacks,'" page 21, Feb. 12 Gazette.
I would suggest the author of that letter reread my letter. I asked a series of questions. I did not state that Mr. Nixon was in fact doing any of the things that she claimed I said.
Mr. Nixon can answer these questions for himself since he is a member of the legislature, and he doesn’t need a “babysitter” to do the work for him. Or is he so big that we can’t ask questions?
Furthermore, I was in attendance at the Sundre Royal Canadian Legion where hundreds of people came to listen, if they chose to do so, to the proposals presented by the government officials on Bighorn Country.
Unfortunately, in my opinion, some folks who were in attendance did not want to listen, to ask questions, to pick up packets of information, or to fill in surveys, since they already had preconceived ideas that the proposals were a done deal by the “nasty NDP.”
For example, one woman was handing out a pamphlet entitled UN Agenda 21 which claims that the UN, the Liberals and the NDP are in cahoots to take away our land and our country.
FACT: The UN Agenda 21 was a proposed series of recommendations made at the Earth Summit in 1992 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, for insuring the sustainability of our planet, not a binding law on any country. Repeat: non-binding.
This pamphlet is a groundless assertion conjured up by conspiracy theorists, especially by Glenn Beck who is one of America’s most noted conspiracy theorists (Obama is a Muslim; Obama is anti-Christian; Obama is a Satan worshiper; Obama is the head of a One World Order organization dedicated to undermining democracies, etc.).
I would also suggest to the defender of Mr. Nixon that she reads the letter written by Kate Morrison entitled “Conservation waiting for decades” (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society), page 25 in the Feb. 12 issue of the Mountain View Gazette before claiming that Mr. Nixon is the only person providing real answers.
Furthermore, she can also read the various pamphlets that were handed out at that meeting concerning the proposed Bighorn Country before jumping to any conclusions.
– George Thatcher,