'Sometimes common sense does not prevail'

Conservative MP Larry Miller offers his thoughts on the Lord’s Prayer controversy in Grey County.

For months now we have had to suffer and listen to how reciting the Lord’s Prayer at Grey County council has somehow bruised the rights of one of its residents and of how the county is now being sued in order to get it to stop this terrible injustice. It’s high time that all of you who have contacted me concerned about this issue (myself included) got off our collective fannies and publicly display our feelings.

We live in a democracy, but when the rights of the majority are trampled to satisfy someone who doesn’t agree with something the majority has no issue with, it makes me wonder how solid our democracy really is. Human rights commissions are a good (or bad) example of how the rights of the majority are totally ignored to satisfy the whining minority. But that’s a whole other story for another day.

Tradition is something that we should all be proud of. Tradition can be of a cultural nature, a family tradition, religious or linguistic traditions or one of many other traditions too numerous to mention. If something ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Is the present practice really hurting anyone or anything? If the answer is no (and it is no) than things should stay as they are.

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