The last many days have seen the media – print and electronic – filled with stories about the many overdose deaths happening around our communities. The OPIOID CRISIS, they call it.
And in the midst of all there has arisen a bunch of self-appointed guardians of the addicts. They scream that this is a failure of government at all levels and that they are not doing enough to provide support to the addicts.
Failure of government?? Support to the addicts??
Zoe Dodd, one such self-styled guardian, went on CBC to tell the Prime Minister that we need millions of dollars from the government to fight this crisis. Millions of dollars??
Seriously! As a honest taxpayers in Canada we, for one, do not want our tax dollars fighting for addicts. It is common knowledge that drugs are bad. And yet, these addicts, THEY CHOSE to go down the bad route of consuming drugs that ruined their lives. So if there is ANY FAILURE, Ms. Dodd, it is a failure of the persons who went down this path of drugs. It is a failure of their families and friends who probably did not stop these people from going down this path.
So why do taxpayers have to carry the cost of their bad decisions in life? We do not mind supporting progress and development. Not, those who waste their lives using drugs when they clearly knew the perils of doing so.
Here is a request to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mayor John Tory, Premier Kathleen Wynne and all those community leaders.
DO NOT THROW OUR TAX DOLLARS TO PROTECT THE DRUG ADDICTS. LET THEM PAY THE PRICE OF THEIR FOLLIES !!!