posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 05:04 PM
The party or the candidate - over and over... ad infinitum, we need to elect someone, that's a given. I'm a Libertarian-Socialist (don't ask) and I
would love to see our nation take the lead and (gulp, Vic knows he's about to be gang-burnt for his opinion) go way, way, way, back before the time
of Whig/Grits/Tories as parties to a time of what was known as "Loose-Fish". Independent candidates - every last one. Look it up in "Ooooooooooold
text books" or the net.
The party system - Make 'um ILLEGAL! - they subvert the will of the majority and sometimes the best interests of our citizenry and sovereign identity
to the point of killing us. Elect people with who don't have the yolk of Party Policy to limit their (and our by extension) expression of the will of
the majority of the people. This won't work (we can't change seemingly - Vic dares all) as there is too much legacy to allow for such a "Tabula
Rasa" of self-determination and free expression of ideas and will. We need policies of the "NATIONALLY" representative view not "PARTY" policies
that only can really benefit most those supportive of, and bound by, the stated "Party Policy".
I really want something like (Vic sees eyebrows raise and fears human spontaneous combustion for heresy) a Co-operative of elected delgates to a
Parliament much like we have now, but with the execution and "maintain-ance" of all government activitiies by a civil service of a caliber and scope
better and more permanent than we have now.
Each member of Parliament would be free to do anything their electors required - and be subject to recall as a check-balance.
But who'll create "NATIONAL" policy across all the specific departments and issues... Uh, they would, all 367 or whatever of them. How? By good old
fashioned the "best" idea wins Darwinian-logic. Listen, the bureaucrats have the existing policies as rules right? - all these folks have to do is
modify existing stuff and handle new emergent and long term issues.
But what about being fair to our cultural and regional interests and minorities - uh, sorry eh, each voice is valued equally through NOT "First Past
The Post" but something similar to what's being tried in BC... Kind of a proportional representative vote with 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice,
etc. on your ballot.
Notice how glacially slow things are in ALL our Canadian governments and how inefficient and wasteful the "machinery" is? How it dosesn't do what
"WE" want? That'll have to stop and be fixed in at least a couple of ways.
Number one, the Auditor General (we have the best on the planet - you know) has no-holds-barred access to whatever he/she needs in resources and bucks
and supra-governmental investigative and prosecutorial clout. Ninja/accountant.
Number two, uh this is the 21st century eh, and a virtual Parliament and voting system is a doable thing so elected members would be able to have
BETTER coms within gov't AND (the important bit) stay in their ridings where they are more in contact with you and I (afterall we're THEIR bosses
eh). Technology is one of the ways to get out of this can-o-worms Gordian Knot mess.
Number three, the Senate. Click, dial-tone.......... lullabye 'um. G.G. - buh-bye too.
Number 4, you and I as citizens would be issued with a government of Canada citizen's secure digital account if we so desired and we'd still keep
all the legacy franchise electorial infrastructure in place and functioning and retire it by attrition. Not voting would be ILLEGAL! - but "gently"
enforced as an incentive to participate. If you vote you pay less taxes - how's that?
Number 5, I love municipal governments, we need a federal gov't. I want to "pass" on the provincial level 100% and give them way more autonomy and
real power to respond on behalf of their constituents at the local and especially regional level.
Number 6, immigration - gonna shut 'er down for a bit (except for humanitarian emergencies) and get all the folks not working or underemployed or
uneducated/whatever in a proccess to get us all working at or near full-sustainable-healthy potential and then we'll open the door. Open it wide. Oh,
and work visas, lots. Education visas not one, sorry Canadian schools are for Canadian people only. I don't care how much you'll pay - go elsewhere.
We are going to need people, bright creative peaceful Canadian people, of every imaginable sort and MILLIONS of them as full Canadian citizens.
Number 7, no more hypenated Canadians or dual citizen status. ILLEGAL. Would you like to be a Canadian? Do you really want to live HERE IN CANADA
permanently? Are you sure? Really, really sure? Not gonna spend half or more of the year elsewhere? OK, sign here on your contract. BTW - violations
are ILLEGAL! and subject to tax penalties of the most extreme sort.
Number 8, health care - "one payer" the national purse - no cosmetic procedures, only truly medically neccessary stuff and for God' sake take care
of the kiddies and elderly and mentally challenged as if they were - hey they are - family. I've worked as an RN - our health care system is
techno-good but organizationally BAD. Want good healthcare organization? Cuba has the best - really. Mostly run by Nurse Practioners - MD's are
important and needed but should not be frontline as they screw even the simplest things up to the point of iatrogenicity - been there, done that, got
the T Shirt - some get dead.
Number 9, the cyber-risk thing. I want us to have the finest, most advanced and (the most important bit) ETHICAL grinders-of-code workin' for us -
not against us - as part of our new "Canadian Services" 20 year recruitment strategy.
Number 9.5, the police and military, no more different agencies - one team, one boss, one goal - "Canadian Services". Oh, yeah and no more CIA on,
over, or in, or under this sovereign Canada, thank you - no integrated infrasture for Diebold and Lockeed Info Systems. ILLEGAL!. No private police!
ILLEGAL! No spying. ILLEGAL!
Number 10, Foreign affairs. My old boss. First, we get the UN the heck out of NYC and put it in the Maritimes. Second, our UN delegate will be elected
during national elections from within the diplomatic corps of our civil service and subject to recall.
Number 11, resources - development of all kinds - crank 'er up large - mostly sustainable development with the rights of the government/people above
the corporatti and the ability to nationalize whatever, whenever it is in our best interest as decided by our elected officials. We must (should
already) lead the globe in this respect and would be an enormous responsibility requiring a concerted national effort that would insure us as a global
player for centuries (if we survive the M-E and Global Warming).
Uh, yeah I'm a Libertarian-Socialist I guess - that's what I call myself - way right by some, way left by others. That's OK. They're only ideas...
add stuff/trash stuff as you folks like, it is here for discussion ONLY on the Canadian thread at ATS. Where else? Huh? Eh!... Eh!, Huh? Eh!
Salutaions and thanks Amigos-3.
I'm not much of a dee-bater/baiter or anything but I will enjoy "seeing" folks think and respond to this - "It's A Good Thing". Really.
Remember our 9.
[edit on 2-8-2006 by V Kaminski]