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Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

ANTI-KLINE THINKING 

WHAT YOU CALL EVERYONE WHO ISN’T IN GOVERNMENT
Citizen
Neighbor
Fellow Human
Contributor to Government funds
Needful member of society
Informed member of special needs group
WHAT GOVERNMENT OWES TO ALL CITIZENS
Fair minded sharing of all resources
Accurate accounting for public funds
Distribution of funds according to need, not “photo ops”
Protection from corporate exploitation of human vulnerability

HOW YOU DESCRIBE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Meeting needs citizens have paid for
Investing the peoples’ money in health, education & human welfare
Responses to human disasters
Causes deserving increased human resources as needed
Worth protecting from those who make money exploiting weakness

WHAT CITIZENS NEED FROM ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
Open and public discussion of legal issues
Distribution of accurate information before back room dealings
Proof that MLAs speak for the people not the party
Responsible research into human needs before sales talk
Responding to what citizens ask, not what government PR dictates

WHAT ALBERTA CITIZENS REALLY WANT TO BELIEVE IN
Genuine statesmanship rather than image politics
Government that serves people not just money
Government that respects other levels of government
Elections that result in a healthy balance among components of society

WHAT CITIZENS DON’T WANT TO DEPEND ON
The rumors and innuendoes of the market place
Gambling revenue as government vote-buying power
Casinos and VLTs to finance hospital and school necessitates
p3s
Twisted and manipulated statistics
Educators who are forever quoting averages
The Fraser and CD Howe Institutes

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