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President and Chairman of the Board, Roger Jolley

September 7, 2010

City Commission Candidate photo

I am leader of a team creating an organization to serve the global human family in a similar way that the Chamber of Commerce serves the business community.

The International Chamber of Justice will deliver services online and advocate for local individuals with both corporate sectors; the government and commerce sectors.

We expect to have a local body in each U.S. County, matching the advocacy power of the Commerce Sector with “We the People Power.”

Our International growth will be independent of our domestic development, undertaken by individuals within their own particular political and social system.

Our Mission includes protecting and promoting the economic interest of our members while reconciling our personal relationship with government, which we need to do its job, and with the commerce sector that we need for jobs, and to buy goods and services.

We must find a sustainable relationship to replace the incessant conflicts of Industrialism: our institution proposes to serve all parties and provide a pathway to this goal.

Government Done Well

September 7, 2010

Having a friendly discussion at City Hall, St. Augustine, Florida.

In these times of heated-up, hyped-up criticism of government it may serve thoughtful Americans to have a brief glance at Government Done Well to remind us why we bother to vote, and why we need the nincompoops who honorably spend their lives serving the people with a government job.

Look first at our system of roads and highways. Government takes tax-dollars and sees to it that safe roads and bridges are built and maintained. There is free, unlimited access with no pay-per-mile fees or check-points to check papers and route-authorization. Generally, traffic has free flow without interference.

You can go where you want using any route you want if you have a car, gas and any toll moneys needed. Regulation is exclusively related to public safety; the safe and smooth flow of traffic. Highway Police issue traffic tickets to encourage speeders to slow down and also serve as emergency response when drivers collide and crash.

These professional police officers protect us from thoughtless, drunken killers who put others at risk driving when they are impaired. We all know someone who did this during the Labor Day Holiday. Could my friend be a killer, could I…could you use bad judgment that kills another?

Best of all, anyone can use these roads to help them make money, with no business-tax attached to each and every transaction. Imagine paying every trip for the business-use of the Highways (a charge for each tiny increment, the standard business model of Industrial/Commercial America) as you drive to your low-paid job with no benefits.

Now look at the system of Money. That $20 bill USD is happily spent by a Palestinian, an Israeli, a terrorist thug, a government agency, a street musician or an industrial plant manager…or…You. People with extreme personal, religious and political disagreements all use cash, it’s a system we can all use.

Violent-extremist (Terrorist), Owners, Labor and children all happily share this abstract system of paper-money with little regulation on the spender who stands in a grocery store choosing what candy bar to purchase. Mom can regulate here instead of some unknown government decision-maker hidden from view.

In these two descriptions we see government done relatively well and people exercising impressive freedom with nearly no government imposed limit on behavior. In these examples, Government leverages their citizens in minimal ways that are tied exclusively to public safety and the maintenance and operation of the system.

This kind of governance inspires confidence. These government-run systems create jobs and grow prosperity. They allow individuals maximum mobility; social, geographic, economic, and political. These government run systems serve the people in a way that allows maximum self-direction, maximum exercise of freedom with minimum coercion or heedless government-intrusion into YOUR business.

See, Government can be done well with professionalism in place of steadfast, dreadful punishment for being accused of a minor infraction.

So, can we design government operations that work this well in other areas of concern? What candidate or office holder is showing you how this can be done? What political campaigns are demonstrating this kind of professionalism, which are pushing people’s angry button?

by…Roger Jolley, September 6, 2010, St. Augustine, Florida