by Mike Andruff
Are you like me? Do you get a little nauseous reading the paper these days?
Politicians seem to be testing our limits of decency. From the feds, and Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre’s Fair Election Act designed to help the politicians more than it does voters, to NDP MLA Jenny Kwan visiting tourist locations on funds provided for caring for those who can not care for themselves, to Councillor Tim Stevenson providing advice to Olympic officials in Sochi funded by the taxpayers of Vancouver, politicians are making us mad as hell!
Enter stage right, Mr. Beale:
We live in our silos with our toasters, our TV’s, and those steel belted radials. We need those steel belted radials (or two wheelers) to get us out there. We need to learn how to make change in this society (here’s a thought: what if we were to simply turn out in larger numbers to vote?). Otherwise, leaving things to the politicians, means more of what we have now – more horror stories in the media.
November 15th, the date of our next civic election, is a good time to start. Circle that date on your calendar, between now and then, learn about the candidates and their issues, and then, most importantly, for the those people and matters that reflect your values, go to the polls and provide them your VOTE!