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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

KATHLEEN CONNOLLY -- It's time to step up, grow up, and become a positive and supportive member of society


So many of us watch how society is reacting to COVID-19. I have to say I have never been so disappointed in humanity ... and my community.

Let me be clear, I totally believe that we get to chose what happens to our body and what we put into it (women have been fighting this battle for centuries by the way).

I also believe that government's agenda has always been to control the masses (I might argue religion has been the same) since Roman times.

I also believe in our constitutional rights and freedoms.

I don't believe that people in adult life (or at any other phase) have the right to bully or intimidate others because our beliefs, and values, are different.

I don't believe that people have the right to minimize the stories of those who have had COVID and are now suffering very real effects of it (ask around you would be surprised)

I don't believe that in a world where education, information, and data are so available that "don't bore me with the facts, I have made up my mind" is a reasonable position for ANYONE.  Ignorance is NOT an excuse in today's day and age.

I am saddened that the word "neighbor" and "community" don't mean anything to our society ... and that Christian values no longer matter.

That we live in an its "all about me" world absolutely breaks my heart. I would suggest our forefathers would be incredibly disappointed in how we have turned out. I am ashamed of who we have become.

I love my community, my neighbors and even strangers. I expect more from my community and I hope that my cynicism is proved wrong.

Anyone can bring their stories, their worries, what they loose sleep over, and I will support them all the way --- that’s who we should be.

Your coach would say "get your helmet on and get in the game".

It's time to step up, grow up, and become a positive and supportive member of society.

Kathleen Connolly ... makes her home in Dawson Creek.  She is the Executive Director of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce,  She works with many not for profit groups and is actively engaged in her community.


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