Letter: US election provides lessons for Canadians

Unfortunately Mr. Trump has allowed racism and lack of respect for women to work against him.

To the editor:

Let us learn from the American election.

Put all racial and gender biases aside. Personally I do not think Donald Trump is a good choice for president, however I believe he is correct in recognizing the problems shared with both Canada and US. Our country is being stripped of our natural resources by being shipped off to foreign countries; taking advantage of underpaid workers.

Key manufacturers are moving their manufacturing also to foreign countries.

These practices create unemployment and discourage entrepreneurs from competing with foreign manufacturers.

The solution is simple: Tax any foreign imports heavily. The platform of capitalism is to gain the monopoly of a retail product and profit from cheap labour with less service to the public. Unfortunately Mr. Trump has allowed racism and lack of respect for women to work against him. His opposition has taken full advantage of this.

The media has, as Mr. Trump suggested, overlooked the legality of Mrs. Clinton being allowed to run. The destruction of the email, admitted by Mrs. Clinton, is serious enough to put the common person in jail then she should not be allowed to run. This would make the election rigged.

Perhaps both countries should add ‘None of the above’ to the ballots.

Art Ferguson, West Kelowna