Monday, February 4, 2013

No Cents? No Sense!

Anyone who knows me personally, or has read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any length of time, understands that I speak up regarding issues that affect life, in general. 

Especially, if it is in regards to something that affects people in my country, Canada.

Today, The Windsor Star printed an article entitled, Penny's passe (sorry no accent) nickel's next:  MP.  Here is a link to it:

New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) Pat Martin is quoted as saying, "Making cents made no sense, but getting rid of the penny is only the beginning"

How disappointing this is to me.

Not just to hear that as of today, our Canadian government is no longer producing coinage known as the penny, or cent.  But, when I read today's article, I realized that if this elected official has his way, the nickel will be next in disappearing. 

He is quoted in the article as saying, "His "master plan" is to have a coin currency in multiples of 10s - 10-, 20-and 50-cent coins, and $1, $2 and $5 coins."  This shows that Pat Martin's plan is to also make our quarter and our $5 bill disappear, also.

Needless to say, I don't agree with this man's line of thinking.  Here is a LINK to a LwL entry I posted April 12, 2012, where I previously wrote an entry (including a poem I wrote), about this issue.

This makes no sense to me, at all.

One thing I realized from today's article, is that this elected official thinks he knows it all.  And, feels confident that he will in fact make this happen.

Of course, I realize this will probably happen.  After all, he does have some power of authority over the rest of us, who are the supporters of our country.

The sad thing to me, is that people in positions of power, sometimes take advantage of the power given to them.  Yes, given.  Not earned.  After all, these are elected positions, not earned.

And sometimes, due to power and authority, some think more highly of themselves than they should.

Is this laughter I hear ringing in my ears?  Hopefully, not. 

After all, God told us in Romans 12:3, "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."

Of course, there are some people that probably think I am crazy, wanting to keep the penny and the nickel as part of our currency.  My opinion is, that if it is costing too much to produce these coins, why not create these coins through the use of different substances, minerals, ores, or even plastics.

Then, there are those who would say, who am I?  I'm no one.  Just a child of God, who feels that we in our Canadian society need to look out for the interests of our fellow citizens.

Until next time...

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