The Scarborough Mirror / Toronto Community News provided an opportunity for candidates to record videos so I did that today. I think it will be up early next week here.
Statement by Alan Mercer:
In normal daily life, we try to get along with others. We don’t always agree, but we try to respect others’ autonomy and personal space.
But when it comes to government and politics, we revert to a primitive attitude of using force to control others. Everybody has to live our way and believe our way or else they get tasered, fined and jailed.
And for some reason we look up to politicians and institutions who let people be tortured, who continually bomb civilians, who keep endless secrets, who manipulate interest rates, who betray our sovereignty, who involve us in foreign wars, and invade our financial and personal privacy. For some reason we believe these people and institutions know what is best for us.
But we should really be skeptical of everything they do.
And we should learn to leave other people alone.
September 27th, 2008