>many on the sanet are anti-government
This was an aside in a posting, but it should be the subject of a focussed
I assert that supporters of sustainable agriculture should be supporters of
The corporations are anti-government, to promote their own power. They use
their media to push an anti-government attitude on the rest of us.
The corporations push from two directions-
1. We are told that governments collect too much in taxes
Taxes, for a time, used to be progressive. As we accept corporate
propaganda, taxes become regressive and tax breaks to corporations accrue,
and there are two consequences:
1a Government revenue decreases and so does its power vis-a-vis the
1b Government has less to spend on our essential services, such as health,
education, public transportation.
2. We are told that government provides poor service
This is true, for sure, to the extent that government cuts back to match
This is used as an excuse to do two things:
2a Privatise government services, such as telecommunications, health
services, and education.
2b Remove regulations. Laws that protect working conditions, fair prices,m
and local economies are swept aside.
Terry J. Klokeid, Ph.D.
Amblewood Organic Farm
Fulford Harbour, British Columbia
The constitution of Canada does not belong either to Parliament, or to the
Legislatures; it belongs to the country and it is there that the citizens
of the country will find the protection of the rights to which they are
entitled. Supreme Court of Canada A.G. of Nova Scotia and A.G. of Canada,
S.C.R. 1951 pp 32
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