Eclectic Eccentricity

The assorted ramblings of Aunty Bertha - west coast socialist

Thursday, September 25, 2008

volume is up to 11

Never could stay silent for long and given all the political crazy, I just couldn't keep from commenting.

This has got to be the most insane election situation ever. My frustration level is beyond compare.

I don't want sound bites, I don't want talking points, I don't want character attacks and I don't want spin.

What do I want?

I want election platforms presented by all parties the day after the writ is dropped
I want the media to report in a fair and unbiased way. All the facts with none of the spin.
I want all ridings to hold all-candidates meetings with manditory candidate attendance.
I want the press to have unrestricted access to the candidates and the leaders.
I want political donations to be limited to individuals only (no corporations, unions, etc) to a maximum of $1000.
I want an end to third party political advertising.

I want a country where my food is safe, my water is safe, my air is safe, my rights are safe.
I want a country where everyone gets a fair shake.
I want a country where everyone is valued equally.
I want a country where my government is just as enthusiastic to provide my social safety net as it is to collect my taxes.
I want a country where my government is more concerned about individual citizens than it is about big business.
I want a country that the rest of the world will look to for inspiration.

I know I am asking for a lot. None of it is impossible.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and is subject to additions and subtractions at my slightest whim. Kind of like the conservative party election platform


At 11:47 a.m., Blogger Gazetteer said...


That's some manifesto.

Can't say I disagree with any of the 'wants'.

I would, however, like to make one small, riding specific addition.....

Which is that....if Mr. David Emerson wants to ever see one penny of his MP pension (and pshawwww on you too Deb Gray!), he must show up for every VanKingsway 'All Candidates' meeting for the next three campaigns!

Every, single, one.

(especially because I have a feeling that this year's stealthCon candidate won't show up anyway.



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