Posts Tagged ‘ban’

Fluorescent and incandescent light bulb

The United States federal government is set to ban the sale of 100-watt incandescent light bulbs by January 1, 2012, while the Canadian federal government has delayed its ban until 2014.

The irony is that the government with no such authority is set to implement a ban before the government that does have such authority.

Another irony is that the U.S. federal government was founded as a limited government with “few and defined” powers, while the Canadian federal government was founded with many and expansive powers.

The implementation delay provides a great opportunity for a leader to step forward to rally Canadians to retain their own decision-making power of how to light their homes, as Howard Brandston discussed on his illuminating appearance on The Sunday Edition on October 2, 2011.

Former B.C. Premier Bill vander Zalm provided decisive leadership in rallying B.C. voters to overwhelmingly reject the imposition of the so-called Harmonized Sales Tax in their province, and Sharon Noble of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters is leading the effort for British Columbians to retain their choice of hydro meters, which Ontarians have lost, and are paying dearly for it, with a price increase shortly after the October 2011 election.

What mass media commentators won’t tell you — but I will — is that these government-enforced incandescent light bulb bans are part of a global plan to implement Agenda 21. Agenda 21 is the plan for the 21st century of wealth redistribution “within nations and among nations,” as expressed in the Earth Charter, and not about saving the planet from alleged man-made global warming, as veteran Canadian climatologist, Dr. Tim Ball, points out is unproven.

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Germany, in banning Hitler’s Mein Kampf, the Nazi salute, and Holocaust denial, curiously overlooked abolishing the Nazi-era law banning homeschooling.

We wouldn’t want those children being indoctrinated by their parents to resist the all-powerful state, now would we? No, not if the state is completely benevolent as it has been since WWII, right?

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No smoking

On January 19, 2011, the premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, said he won’t ban smoking in apartment buildings.

While a case can be made for restricting that freedom based on the negative health effects involuntarily imposed on neighbouring residents, he said, “I think when you get into people’s homes, you’re crossing a line.

Upon further reflection, I realized how it simply won’t happen until there is a ban on smoking in provincial public housing. It is a common ploy of any group seeking to restrict freedoms generally, to restrict the freedoms of a vulnerable minority in order to set a precedent for eventually restricting those same freedoms of a majority.

In the Region of Waterloo, a smoking ban has been in effect since April 1, 2010, for all new tenants of multi-unit public housing dwellings. The groundwork has therefore been laid for a smoking ban in all apartments when they have the power to do so and the political will to carry it out.

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