Freedom of expression requires responsibilities

Societal rules are necessary, even with the ability to speak out

Re: Pro-Life vigil sets up near View Royal abortion clinic (goldstreamgazette.com)

West Shore RCMP should keep an eye on protesters like the groups at the corner of Helmcken Road and Island Highway, to ensure they are not blocking sidewalks nor harassing others.

Claims should be investigated – while some people like neo-Marxists would do things like put excrement on the sidewalk, Christians are known to make fallacious claims of persecution.

Journalists should check into claims by groups like Steve Weatherbe’s, some don’t make sense.

The underlying principle is individual freedom protected by defence and justice systems – that’s what feeds humans and supports freedom of expression.

Voters should demand that elected officials properly fund police and ensure sound management, unlike former RCMP commissioner Beverley Busson, whose post-Modernist notions work against justice.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich