Pubdate: Tue, 12 Sep 2006
Source: Peace Arch News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Peace Arch News
Author: Thomas Toye



Re: Bums Prefer Ocean Views (B.C. Views, Sept. 7)

I just returned from a two-week holiday visiting family, most of whom 
emigrated to B.C. 50 years ago. I have two aunts, three cousins and 
their extended families living in Maple Ridge and I always receive a 
warm welcome.

I congratulate you on your article, which I read on the Internet.

Here in Scotland we have the same problems with the so-called 
"homeless drug addicts" and the same bleeding heart politicians and 
social workers with schemes, projects and solutions to the problems 
of crime, squatting on private property and vandalism caused by these people.

Throwing public money at them, giving them sympathy, free needles and 
places to inject, etc., is futile. I know -- I'm a civil servant in 
the Department of Work and Pensions, and the word "work" is simply 
not in their vocabulary.

We have them here, too: people who would rather commit suicide than 
do a day's honest hard work.

Why should they?

When our government and its agencies give them welfare, so-called 
community care grants and everything they need to lead a comfortable 
life -- all at taxpayers' expense?

We live in crazy times, and with increasingly crazy liberal 
governments not only tolerating these parasites but encouraging them, 
things will never change.

Your article was accurate, not only describing the junkie issue in 
Canada, but throughout the Western world.

Thomas Toye

Paisley, Scotland
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