I’ll harp if I want to

I for one don’t take kindly to being lectured and told “I have to realize.” Actually, I don’t have to realize anything about Mr. Harper.

Re: Quit Harping, PNR letters, March 14.

The writer says that “Canadians have to realize our PM  does positive things, etc.”

I for one don’t take kindly to being lectured and told “I have to realize.” Actually, I don’t have to realize anything about Mr. Harper.

Like most other people, I can read, research and make up my own mind. And I don’t want to be told “to quit harping against Harper” (is that a pun?) — if I want to I will.  Are we to do as the writer tells us or face heavy handed Putin-style retribution in the in the form of tear gas, baton charges or worse? One is reminded of the words of George Bernard Shaw: “The art of government is the organization of idolatry.”

Also, aptly: “He knows nothing; and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”

David Olsen

North Saanich