Editor: A copy of a letter written by myself to a member of our Canadian Parliament:
Sir: For many years I have followed your career as a member of Parliament. Though I have never voted for you I have always respected and admired your hard work and rock-solid integrity.
However, now it seems I get to see your real character. Regardless of your former status as a dedicated politician it appears that your true character now comes to the fore. You have forsaken your conscience and traded it for something that you’ll most likely regret all the way to your grave — and for what benefits, sir? You had an opportunity to stand up for your so-called beliefs and instead, you’ve sold yourself to your party leader. (Incidentally, I personally happen to know him very well.)
I suspect that this is not the real you. The fact of the matter is that you still have time to change your mind — to stand on your own two feet and challenge your own strength. After all, what could you lose? I suggest that you could lose the fear that you’ll carry with you if you sell yourself to the shallow greed and pomposity of the powers that be.
Do what’s right!