More people need to get involved in political process

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To the Editor:

Greeting, my fellow citizens of Creston! I would like to share with you my thoughts, feeling and personal philosophy regarding our next federal election, which is now just over 18 months away (but I guess you knew that).

I believe everyone should become involved in the political process (I am conservative myself), in particular, more young people, women and First Nations. Whether or not you know it, voting does indeed make a difference — there is no force more powerful than marking an X on a piece of paper! Thinking positively, having faith, prayer and the human spirit are equally as powerful.

An exceptional and effective speaker or leader (man or woman) is someone who speaks from the heart and uses the power of positive thinking to inspire and motivate people to practically achieve miracles, for the great good of everyone. For example, if I were a politician, I would say something like, “Give me a shovel, pickaxe, sledgehammer, wheelbarrow, and I will construct a better world for future generations. Are you with me?” Or how about this one: “All men and women are created equal, as the good Lord intended, which is the key to unlocking the door to a more harmonious, prosperous and just society.” Education is also important, and everyone should have access to it because knowledge is power. I am well educated myself and have several interests, including astronomy, history, science, physics, geology, economics, sociology, geography, religion, philosophy and, of course, politics.

Developing an environmentally friendly economy, protecting health care, the middle and working classes, and those in society who are the most vulnerable rank high on my list of priorities. Maintaining national security also is important in this age of terrorism an extremist ideologies. However, we will be victorious in the end because democracy can defeat any enemy — just as communism and fascism were.

In conclusion, I would like to say that the world is on the verge of great and wonderful things, and is changing for the better. So don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, because that is negative thinking, and is a defeatist attitude. Keep thinking positively, be optimistic, have faith and hope, and may God and his angels watch over you because miracles do occur, as I am speaking from personal experience.

Allan Clement