"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday 31 July 2013

A Couple of Corrections

I moved into my house in November 1963. It was built for us. No-one else has ever lived in the house.

In my last weeks of pregnancy we received notice to vacate the house we were renting in Toronto.

In the weeks between then and the house being ready we had to move twice . Once to a model  house on Murray  Driive. With four hills rein, one a new born.

I vowed never to be subject to someone else!s authority again. And I have not.

Restriction on laundry lines  only applied to end homes  in  town house developments. Logic being , the sight of a family's. personals on  a line in full view of the street adds. nothing to the. Landscape of the neighbourhood. .

Residents could use any other means of drying   washing outdoors. An umbrella dryer is an example.

The "Right to Dry ". campaign  was typical of the  easy scams  perpetrated with the  help of the Toronto media.

It  always. was much ado about nothing.

Someone has asked  why Councillor Abel and I don't  "Have it out" in the Council  Chamber.

Having a different viewpoint is just about having a different viewpoint. There is nothing to "Have out"

Also,  rules of order revised by this Council cut down substantially on opportunity to participate in a full discussion of any issue, no matter how significant.

I will do another post on that a aspect of our difficulties.  By itself ,it's  a substantial reduction. And we did it to ourselves.

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