PENINSULA: Sidney has good stores, but problems

My big concern is the collectivist mentality that coerces individuals by forcing them to pay for alphabet organizations

In wanting to rebut my questioning of the need for alphabet soup organizations in Sidney, Noel Gagnon (PNR letters, May 16) comes across as so desperate as to suggest people spend money and time regardless of effectiveness.

As for alternatives, I gave an example of wasted advertising money – a common problem. Earlier I suggested two very large audiences that could easily be reached and commented that businesses could just do it of their own volition out of their own pockets.

In my submission to the Peninsula News Review I described some good stores but noted problems with book stores. The broader point is that businesses fail or succeed on their own merits, both results are occurring in Sidney.

My big concern is the collectivist mentality that coerces individuals by forcing them to pay for alphabet organizations while blocking building of housing that local employers urge which would increase population thus potential business. No one has been able to rebut me with facts and logic based on human life.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich