LETTER: Collectivist control hurts human growth

I challenge Pam Madoff to learn from history that collectivist control does not feed and foster humans

Re: The value of heritage (News, Sept. 12)

I haven’t heard that Coun. Pamela Madoff has offered to purchase the decrepid cathedral school building she demands be kept rather than demolished. That would be the moral thing to do.

Heritage enthusiasts often want to satisfy their sentimentality at the expense of property owners by blocking best use and of taxpayers by subsidies such as Madoff suggests for seismic upgrading of the school.

What people like Madoff want would burden future generations with high maintenance costs, use limitations, deficient buildings and sub-optimal use of land.

I challenge Madoff to learn from history that collectivist control does not feed and foster humans.

Keith Sketchley, Saanich

 

 

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