The Post has been requested by Shoalhaven Council candidates to assist with a standard speech to be made at the many Forums.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Let me say that this local government election in Shoalhaven is the most important election for many years. Important for you and important for me personally.
Why “important” I hear you cry? Because today we are faced with problems unknown to our forefathers – and our foremothers, of course.
We must look to the future. The future is vitally important to us and even more vitally important to our unborn children. But – I hear you ask – why should we do anything for our unborn children? – what have they ever done for us? And this is true. But our unborn children will do something in future. And we must never forget that no matter how long it takes the future will come!!
Our forefathers and foremothers knew the future will come when they built this lovely area of (insert locality here) and even a blind man reading the unwritten history of the Shoalhaven can see the footprints of an unseen hand.
Take our community land!It has been handed down to us in trust. And I for one am glad and eager to accept that trust. I regard all community land as a sacred trust and I will reveal to no one – not even you – what I intend to do with it.
And there is the economy. We must have a plan to deal with the economy. The economy is important to us right now and it is right now we must do something about it. If we neglect to do anything about the economy then we will have no economy. Does anyone want that? Of course not! A strong economy is necessary, particularly in these times of weak economies.
Ladies and gentlemen I tell you most solemnly that if you do nothing about it, you will regret it to your dying day, if you live that long, of course.
The infrastructure. Infrastructure is all around us. We may seem to have plenty of it, but have we? And what will happen if we do not plan carefully with the result that the infrastructure is all gone? Where will we be – nowhere – that’s where!! Surely no one in their right senses wants to be nowhere.
Above all, though we must think globally and act locally, we cannot entangle ourselves in foreign affairs. I can’t anyway – I am a married man with three children.
Finally we must preserve the environment. If we don’t it will be all gone. Can anyone picture the Shoalhaven without an environment? I know I can’t.
Remember, a vote for me is a vote for yourself. So really you have two votes. And I hope you will remember in this election, with all I have explained to you, I am worth two votes.