About Hope

"When evil people plot, good people must plan. When evil people shout ugly words of hatred, good people must commit themselves to the glories of love." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Governing Principles of this Plan

All People are Equal 

Equal Rights for Children - see above - CHILDREN 'are' PEOPLE

Justice with Compassion - governing principle for our society.  "The Just and Compassionate Society."
  • Housing and Education over Policing and Prisons
  • Compassion and Justice lead to Law and Order 

    Schools rather than Prisons –  preventative crime stopping

 Canadian Self-reliance and Leadership in a Global Community 
                   - “Stand Alone – Work Together” -

Deep Source National Unity – Vision that Unites all Canadians from all Regions.   
"I want to help build a fire at which all Canadians can warm our hands together."

Innovation Economy – that creates new industries with opportunities for employers and workers, investors and governments, communities and nations
Democratic Renewal – personal and systemic renewal to strengthen our democratic institutions and processes and to promote active citizenship

Re-orientation of the nation - from national security to public security, from the environment to the economy, from public education to the Public Service

The Just and Compassionate Society 
        "Civilize.  Don't criminalize."

Canada – The Creative Society - Arts, Sciences, Technologies

Fair Play in Governance Practices - We seem to have forgotten who are our friends [for instance other Canadians in world of hostility and deception] and who are not our friends.

Government Budgets – not merely balanced, but also Sustainable

Science and Math rather than Ideology and Fear
"Fearless government in a time of Global Crisis!  Real solutions to a Crisis of historic proportion in a time of unprecedented threats and opportunities."

Think Global, Act Local” Whole Earth Catalog

 Protect and Restore the Environment
The David Suzuki Environmental Plan
Sustainability in ALL things is the goal of this Plan that we would like to call The David Suzuki Plan” after Canada's distinguished environmental scientist. 

  • Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology, the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well-being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions. [Wikipedia - Sustainability]
  • At the 2005 World Summit it was noted that this requires the reconciliation of environmental, social and economic demands – the “three pillars” of sustainability. [Wikipedia – Sustainability]

 Restore and Protect the Environment Plan
The Dr. David Schindler Fresh Water Renewal Plan 
- to restore and wisely manage all of Canada's fresh water resources
Dr. Schindler has done long-term studies of fresh water and how to restore fouled resources.  "This long-term study of freshwater is part of Schindler's large body of scientific work which has influenced freshwater management policies including the regulation of toxins and the limitation of eutrophication (excessive algal blooms) and acid rain in Canada, the USA and Europe.

Rejuvenate the Planet 
- Let's begin with the oceans.  If humanity is to survive for the next hundred or two hundred years then it is imperative that we clean up the frightful Mess in the global ocean systems.  I have a plan to begin this process by harvesting the vast fortune in plastic that is floating in the enormous ocean currents.  
There are now simple methods available to tuRn plastic back into petroleum and this can create and sustain at least one new global industry.  But more likely several derivative industries will develop in the 'wake' of this trans-ocean enterprise. 

Marine debris

Plastic into oil

also see this - 

Waste to Energy Directory 

Reforestation of the Earth Plan 

Sustainability Treaties
We need to start making Sustainability Treaties with one another and with other nations.  This new idea will help bring the global stewardship Problem into focus.

The Sustainable Economics Plan
We can achieve much more with much less if we learn to be more economical.  Economy USED to mean being careful with resources.  More recently it has come to mean rip, use, destroy and consume everything as fast as possible and ignore the resultant messes and shortages.  If we intend to leave any kind of safe and useful world for our families then we must be good environmental and economic stewards. 
"Don't use it up.  Use it gently."

First Nations Crisis Rapid Resolution Plan
 - Justice for First Nations through legislation and review of the Indian Act as well as Land Claims Rapid Settlement processes, representatives in Parliament, community renewal resources and much more.  

Enhanced National and International Security Plan
 - Two new Northern bases for the Armed Forces with a strong First Nations component and permanent land access roads.  This will prove sovereign ownership while opening the North for industry, commerce, travel and tourism, investment, development and preservation and further integration of Northern Canada into the national fabric.  
"We stand on guard for thee!"

Peace Pays – The Peace Based Economy

The National Locally Grown Food Program  

-   a step towards independent food production which is a national security matter as well as  a health issue.

Food, Water and Resource Security Measures - Let's make it our goal to provide fresh locally grown food for Canadians in all communities in Canada.  We have the know-how and we need a plan that gets it done.  Micro-agriculture will helps solve some of this puzzle and this can be reinforced by immigration policy that welcomes third world farmers who can feed us on site rather than from the other side of the globe.  we have to reduce our use of petroleum and this is one way to begin.  
This will launch yet another industry that will go global in time.  
"Canada is the new California when it comes to world changing ideas."


"Good government provides a framework for people and businesses to survive and  succeed and to create employment and tax earnings for the nation. Creative government that can see the way forward in these areas is good government in this highly competitive age of technology and data."

Value The People Above All modern Human Rights based democratic values and 'citizen based democracy'

Do not continue to criminalize citizens, but rather civilize our people through education, culture, and via opportunities in education and employment, in business and government.  
"All Canadians own a share in the CANADA franchise." 

The Global Slavery Eradication Initiative 
 - There are millions of slaves spread around the world who are forced to contribute their personal resources [their lives] so we can enjoy a plush and prosperous lifestyle in North America.  To me this resembles the attitude one might have encountered in Atlanta, Georgia just prior to the Emancipation Declaration and American Civil War.  Those deluded folks believed that they were 'entitled' to these special Rights and Freedoms at the expense of others.  Canadians also now suffer from a culture of entitlement that has lulled us into accepting horrific conditions in order to prosper.

Those good folk in Atlanta were wrong and we are wrong today to accept chocolate, clothing, machines, minerals, and so on that have been produced or extracted with slave labour - both child and adult slavery in the tens of millions of vulnerable souls.  

This is NOT compassionate economic policy....nor is it Just.  [Therefore it does not meet the standards for this Plan.]

The Stanley Howard Knowles Democratic Renewal in House of Commons and Senate as well as in society Plan.  
- Decentralization of powers that have been consolidated into the PMO. Redistribute these powers across representatives [MPs], committees and so forth.
- The wide distribution of powers insures that democracy will thrive and endure for many generations.
- Mini Royal Commissions
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
                                                                            Frederick Douglass

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