Saturday, September 24, 2022

THOUGHT - Freedom vs Security / Healthcare / Businesses

 Freedom to Choose

  • Healthcare is Provincial Jurisdiction, but if Elected to City Council, and in the event of another Pandemic (or any other matter where there was a choice between Individual Freedom and Government Mandates), I would be an absolute advocate for Individual Freedom to Choose
  • Benjamin Franklin said, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." I believe people should still have Liberty, if they choose Safety, but, as history clearly demonstrates, once Government has power over its Citizens, Government is loathe to surrender it. 
  • How many Nurses quit or were let go because they didn't take the Covid Vaccine? Because they didn't want to take a Vaccine that was tested for less than a year, and had countless questions about its safety and still does? 
  • How can Provincial Health wonder why there is a Nurse shortage when pigheaded practices are what shot the Citizens of BC in the foot? 
  • Again, Healthcare is a Provincial Matter, but as a Public Servant, and responsible for the wellbeing of Nanaimo Citizens, I would advocate strongly Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals right to choose what they inject into their own bodies without jeopardizing their careers and livelihood
  • Let me say here, the whole situation was monstrous and as a Nation we CANNOT let it happen again
  • The next "Pandemic" will be a "Climate Emergency" requiring Government Mandates yet again
  • I sincerely hope Canadians, including Nanaimo Residents will choose Freedom before "supposed" Government Security when the next crisis emerges

  • How many businesses were lost because of the Lockdowns and then the Vax Passports? 
  • How many businesses were put into the uncomfortable position of denying law abiding, tax paying citizens the use of a businesses' services simply because they had made a personal health decision (and especially when the Vaccine never stopped transmission of the Virus and Natural Immunity has proven to be as effective if not superior to the Vaccine)
  • When the next "Crisis" occurs, I will do everything in my power as a City Councilor to prevent the need for local Businesses to have to choose between which law abiding, tax paying Citizens get to use their services and which don't
  • Mandates are not Laws. They have the "supposed" authority of Laws, but they are purely a Government construction without the rigour that is supposed to go into forming a Law. Mandates are inherently supposed to be temporary, and they are, by nature, created without the benefit of sufficient insight or research

PLATFORM - Traffic

 People Want To Drive

  • The goal of the City's Official Community Plan (OCP), Smart Cities (which Nanaimo is planned to be), Donut Economics (the system upon which Smart Cities are based), and the World Economic Forum (WEF) composed of Unelected, Global Elites who are pushing for Smart Cities is to get regular people OUT of cars (the Elites of course will continue to use them, along with their Private Helicopters and Planes) and onto Bicycles and Public Transit
  • Surprisingly enough, regular people also enjoy the Independence and Freedom being able to drive gives them. Just like the Elites do. How strange...almost like regular people also aspire to the highest Quality of Life they can afford just like the Elites. 
Responsibility of Local Government Is To Facilitate The Public Will
  • The responsibility of Local Government is not to act as the arbiter of what Citizens in Society should be doing, but to act as the Facilitator for the demonstrated Public Will 
  • 99% of Nanaimo Citizens drive
  • Local Governments job is to make driving for Nanaimo Citizens faster and more efficient
Solutions : Overpasses On The Parkway
  • My understanding is that originally the Parkway was designed with Overpasses in mind, but that the project ran short of funds.
  • I would advocate to the Provincial Government on behalf of Nanaimo Residents for funds to begin being collected for the Construction of Overpasses along the Parkway
  • As the number of Residents in Nanaimo grows, and the number of vehicles correspondingly grows, it is imperative that more efficient roadways be constructed
  • Already during peak hours, drivers must wait for several traffic lights before they can move through an intersection. During this time drivers are Idling their Vehicles and contributing to Greenhouse Gas Emissions. This is also a waste of Driver's time. 
  • People want to drive. Nanaimo will see an increase in vehicle traffic. It is time to start planning to turn the Traffic Light intersections into Overpasses. 
Solutions : Overpass at the Intersection of Ware Road and Island Highway
  • Perhaps the First Place to set money aside for building an Overpass for is the Intersection of Ware Road and the Island Highway.
  • The Island Highway heading North Bound towards Parskville is on a Grade. Vehicles that need to stop at the Intersection for a Red Light need to accelerate Up the Grade when the light turns green. 
  • Large Trucks IN PARTICULAR need to expend considerable amounts of fuel and slow down traffic significantly when they need to stop at the Intersection and then slowly (ever so slowly) accelerate through the Intersection
  • Building an Overpass at this Intersection first would be a good first step in improving the Traffic Flow along the Parkway
Solutions : Add More Lanes to the Parkway
  • Money needs to start being set aside and plans need to begin to be drawn up to expand the number of lanes along the Parkway
  • The goal of Smart Cities, and the Global Elite is to have all the little people, riding bicycles and using Transit, while they continue to use as much fuel and produce emissions as they see fit
  • But vehicles give people Independence and Freedom, traits which humanity has fought for during the entirety of its history
  • Technological Innovation will figure out how to make cars that have minimal Environmental Impact
  • The goal must be to preserve Individual Freedom and marry it to Environmental Stewardship
  • Our goal must be to have our Cake and Eat it too. The Elites get cake. We deserve it too.

PLATFORM - City Staff / Hiring Practices

 12 New Bylaw Officers

  • 12 New Bylaw Officers were hired at a cost of $50,000 / year 
  • My understanding is there main purpose was to address the Homelessness issue, in particular cleaning up after them
  • This is ridiculous
  • Responsible parents do NOT keep cleaning up after children who are poorly behaved. Responsible parents punish irresponsible behavior, and teach their children how to be responsible people
  • Nanaimo needs to STOP following a policy of Enabling people with Substance Abuse problems, and instead give them a decision. Go into Rehab and Treatment, or you cannot live in Nanaimo
  • It is NOT the responsibility of hard working, tax paying Citizens to constantly be paying for people who are engaging in self destructive behavior
  • Tax Payers are happy to for Treatment, for Results, for putting a Stop to someone's self destructive behavior, but the idea of constantly paying to clean up after people who are only being a drain on others...this is unacceptable. 
  • When human beings live together, they must follow the Social Contract, they must follow basic levels of decency and civility or else they do not belong among civilized behaving individuals

Nanaimo Election 2022 - Q&A with Candidates - Beban Park, Oct 13, 22

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