RE: Move on with hospice, July 28.
Publisher Dave Adsett hit the nail on the head with his editorial.
I have followed the writings and events of our town council for years. Yes, I did notice that usually the same two or three councillors vote against progress.
I have a few questions for them:
– do you feel better expressing your own personal views, rather than those of the constituents that you are representing?
– you might have lived a long time in Centre Wellington, but what have you contributed to our town?; and
– is your personal name on any of the donor boards in town? Like Groves hospital or the Seniors Centre?
Are you aware that:
– there are business values for business matters;
– there are spiritual values for spiritual matters (never mix business matters with spiritual values, nor spiritual matters with business values); and
– history is full of examples that have led to disasters and increased suffering due to mixing the foregoing.
Keeping obstinate personal religious values to make your point in a town council, is the wrong place.
Hospices are superb places for those that choose that way to die in peace. All souls like to die with dignity. Whether assisted in a hospice or not. That is their personal choice!
There is not one holy book that I know of that stipulates that a person should die a painful and slow death as a choice.
I suggest that you (you know who you are) change your world view or express it solely in your private life, not at town council.