What does that have to do with city planning? Everything. I am first a man of God. I strive to recognize the creator in ALL. Therefore, love for all is essential. No divide. No self interest.
When we plan and design our city, its roadways and services, schools, businesses, and socialization and housing, are we serving the needs of ALL, or just a few special interests? For that very reason we must be transparent. We must be open to listening and understanding the needs and wants of ALL.
This is how we build and sustain trust.
Therefore, placing our love and trust in liberty will be key. In truth, our greatest innovations come from our differences. Our greatest success from understanding and cooperation. Our individual desires steeped in our codified ideas of the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We are all born equal. No one of us greater than the other in God. A true representative of and for the people understands and leads with this truth.
A selfless civil servant.
Building Community Independence
As a City Councilmember I swear an Oath of Office. The oath I take is this:
I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Idaho, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Councilmember CITY PRECINCT District 90 203 according to the best of my ability.
To me this is the most important duty to recognize. There is a reason all governing servants of the people are sworn to an oath.
The Idaho Constitution begins with “We, the people of the state of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare do establish this Constitution.”
Article 1 Section 1. INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF MAN.
All men are by nature free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; pursuing happiness and securing safety.
Everything we currently face from housing, waste and water management, taxation, to health and well-being, must be governed by these laws. If we allow the complete encroachment through tacit agreements, consolidation of power, and coercive control, there is no longer enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; pursuing happiness and securing safety. There is simply existing, with little opportunity, and just doing what you are told. The Liberty we hold dear will be lost. A city, a country, where there is no opportunity, no free thought, no free will to govern one’s own life, is not what I wish for my posterity.
Unfortunately, not many others will speak with these terms. Most of what gets bandied about is catch phrases, slogans, and talking points. These sound good at first, but upon inspection and experience generally do not hold up to the promise.
How we get there
We stand on the precipice of great change. Many of us are in complete recognition of this truth. But many others are still clinging to the inertia of the old guard establishment.
The City of Sandpoint can either be a leader, an innovator, a beacon of light for the state, the country, and the world, or we can stay ensnared in a loosing battle that only feeds the status quo and thinks inside the box. In that case we will lose the character and spiritual essence of the city, and the very basic principles and freedoms we hold dear.
Only through innovation will we find solutions. It comes from self reliance and free thinking. Only through cooperation does a society, a city, thrive and become self reliant, independent, and yet still part of the whole.
A community that embraces growing its own food, producing its own energy, and not relying on external grants and federal resources is positioned to self- govern.
With access to ample clean water, nutrient rich soil, diverse natural resources, and a hardy population with abundant human capital, Sandpoint has all the necessary ingredients to achieve large-scale Community Independence.
We must work to recognize ourselves in each other. Understand with compassion. And be willing to lay down the banners that divide us.
All this is done by investing our faith in something greater than ourselves and taking the right action.
Video coming soon.
Frytz wants to hear
Vote Frytz Mor for Sandpoint City Council on November 2, 2021.