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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

To you the reader, and Spoken From The Heart in particular, I’m not perfect. I do not have a PhD in English – far from it as you are already aware


Earlier today I posted a piece from an interview I conducted with Conservative Party of BC leader Trevor Bolin.

Occasionally people will write to offer comment on what they have seen and read, and that happened for this post. An individual who chose to remain anonymous, and instead used the name “Spoken From The Heart, wrote to say:

Trevor please reread your post. Either hire an editor or pay for some software to correct your mistakes. It's embarrassing to witness a person like yourself who is asking others to take what you are saying seriously when you do not pay attention to details. Your credibility is on the line at all times. Recognize you are being scrutinized for every word you use or misuse. Doing a bit of research, it’s not hard to see why a chance is desperately needed.

There’s a couple of things that perhaps need to be said, not the least of which is that Trevor did not write this article. I wrote it, following a conversation I had with him over the phone.

Now, about the blog itself. The blog is a host, so to speak, for a variety of thoughts and opinion on politics in in our province, and the impacts they have on pretty much every aspect of our lives.  

You will see and read commentary from a variety of writers (myself included), many with widely differing viewpoints.  This is done deliberately in the hope that it gives you the reader an opportunity to question your own beliefs, and perhaps even modify them – and if nothing else, to know why others may have a differing opinion from your own.
To you the reader, and Spoken From The Heart in particular, I’m not perfect. I do not have a PhD in English – far from it as you are already aware. 

I also do not receive any financial remuneration; I do this because of my interest in politics, and because I have a passion for desiring the best from our elected officials.
Still, I apologize for mistakes in grammar, spelling, and any concepts of correct structure that I happen to ere on.   

I’ve done it in the past, and you can bet it will happen in the future.
Spoken From The Heart may have difficulty seeing past those mistakes, and instead reading the intent, but I have my fingers crossed he or she will -- and that you will as well.

Thanks for the chance to explain ... and thanks for being on the journey.
Sincerely,
Alan Forseth


PS ... anyone wishing to take on the task of editing the grammar, structure, and spelling, of my work, just let me know.  I will give thanks, however there’s no pay involved   😊

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