I live in Blake Richards riding. Blake is a conservative MP who spends 99% of his time on self-promotion. Blake regularly sends emails out to his constituents detailing everything he is doing for them. Lately, of course, Blakes emails are focused on COVID 1984. On February 5 Blake sent out another self-congratulatory email. Blake was very proud that he Demanded the Trudeau liberals set out criteria for ending the lock downs. That email compelled me to write the following email to Blake.
Stop playing the liberal’s stupid games. We do not have to wait for Vaccines to open the country up; we can simply open up now. Covid 19 is the most overblown “crisis” I have seen in my lifetime. Grow up. It is not possible to prevent infections with all these nonsensical restrictions. If you are under 70 Covid 19 is less of a threat than influenza. Treat at risk seniors with vitamin D and ivermectin and let everyone else get on with life.
You are not helping by playing along. Don’t pretend that what we are doing is working and beg the prime minister to set some arbitrary target we have to hit to re-open. Demand all restrictions are dropped unless the government can prove these silly restrictions have any affect. I guarantee you that he cannot do that.
Do something useful for once.
I will admit I was less than cordial, but I do believe I made myself clear. Asking what conditions are necessary to lift a lockdown legitimizes the lockdown. Lockdowns do not work. We do not need to wait for the right astrological signs before ending them.
I did not expect a reply. I have written Blake before without receiving a reply. Despite my lack of cordiality this time Blake replied. I just received this.
We’re now a year into the pandemic and the Trudeau government has shown it learned nothing from the first wave.
Lockdowns and restrictions were supposed to be put in place to buy governments time to get permanent solutions like vaccines, rapid testing, variant testing capacity, and therapeutics – these tools now exist. The problem is, Justin Trudeau hasn’t succeeded in bringing them to widespread use in Canada. We need to be using these tools to reduce quarantine times, like our allies around the world are doing.
By now, Canadians should know when things are going to get better. The Liberals can’t keep asking Canadians to sacrifice more without being clear when restrictions can be eased and life can begin to return to normal.
Conservatives are calling on the Liberals to give Canadians a clear plan and the information they deserve. Right now, the government continues to announce measures – such as this new border policy – but fail to provide adequate details. This is simply making Canadians even more uneasy at an already stressful time.
I encourage you to add your name and share the following petition: http://www.blakerichards.ca/covid-restrictions/
As lockdowns and other restrictions fall under provincial jurisdiction, I encourage you to also reach out to your respective provincial representative to address your concerns regarding any provincial measures they may decide to put into place.
Please know that Conservatives are fighting for Albertans in Ottawa to ensure the negative effects of COVID-19 are mitigated, and that our economy comes back stronger than ever.
Again, thank you for writing.
Blake Richards, MP
You must hand it to Blake. He never misses an opportunity to miss the point. Lockdowns are the equivalent of a stranger punching you in the face. It is damage inflicted on us without our consent. Asking our assailant to set the conditions under which he will stop punching us is asinine.
Blake correctly points out that the lockdowns are provincial. He basically admits that his demands of Trudeau are meaningless. Then he goes on to explain he is going to continue fighting the federal government over something that is not their issue. Blake truly takes useless to another level, doesn’t he?
Blake Richards is a professional politician. People like Blake are why our country is such a mess. He did not address the central point of my email. Lockdowns do not prevent the virus from spreading. Ending restriction immediately will make no difference to the “pandemic’. It will, However, benefit millions of Canadians.
At the time of my email there were already multiple papers published detailing what a bad idea lockdown is. It is not hard to do your own research and compare freedom to tyranny. The virus thrives equally under either regime. Blake did not even need to spend his own time doing this. He has a staff they could have searched out this data.
Unfortunately, the only data that concerns Blake is polling data. Scoring cheap political points criticizing the federal government for what the provincial government is doing is the only thing on Blakes calendar. Lockdowns are provincial but a politician at any level who does not go on record opposing them is part of the problem. Blake Richards is most definitely part of the problem.