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Squamish Politics – One Man’s Perspective

 “It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.” (Albert Einstein)   “We do not act rightly because we have virture or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly” (Aristotle)   I came across this quote while taking a break to do some reading this morning. The quote brought back some memories and observations...

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Why Auli Parviainen is Wrong for Squamish

 “It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.” (Albert Einstein)   “Honesty in politics is much like oxygen. The higher up you go, the scarcer it becomes.” (Unknown)     Check out Squamish Politics – Round Two for a response to some of the activities around the 2014 Municipal elections. We have all heard the politician...

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So You’ve Decided to Run for Council: Now What?

  “It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.” (Albert Einstein)     The decision to run for political office in your community can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences one can have. So what are the requirements to run for political office in BC? Basically, if you are qualified to vote in a general election (BC Voters...

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Rest in Peace Uncle Sam

  “To make yourself something less than you can be – that too is a form of suicide”. (Benjamin Lichtenberg)     Uncle Sam is poised to blow his own brains out and splatter the American legacy upon the growing pile of disintegrated Empires of the past. For someone who has never voted and considers himself apolitical, I have certainly been engaged in this recent American financial, political and more importantly,...

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