Saturday, December 10, 2016
Recently, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said, “Democratically elected people should not be confronted with threats of being jailed.”
That is wrong, Ms. Notley. Anyone who commits a crime should be confronted with jail if the crime warrants it.
You don’t get a free pass because you are democratically elected. You don’t get special privilege.
The Canadian Charter starts off with the words: “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.”
Democratically elected officials are not above that no matter how much they think they are. If they commit a crime, the public has every right to sing out loudly “lock ‘er up!”