ABOLITIONIST PARTY OF CANADA
PARTI ABOLITIONNISTE DU CANADA

37 Colborne St. #8 Brantford Canada N3T 2G3
Tel/Fax: 519-753-0645
Email: turmel@ncf.ca or johnturmel@yahoo.com

PARTY PROGRAMS

1) Financial liberty: interest-free UNILETS bank account for every citizen from birth.
2) Personal liberty: gambling, prostitution, drugs offences removed from Criminal Code and treated by doctors, not police. 

PARTY PRESS

John "The Engineer" Turmel, B. Eng.
8-37 Colborne E. Brantford, N3T 2G3 Canada
Tel: 519-753-0645 
Email: turmel@ncf.ca  
Page: http://www.cyberclass.net/turmel 
Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General 
United Nations Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street, New York, NY 10017 
Email: ecu@un.org 
Page: http://www.un.org 
Dear Sir: 
I am John C. "The Engineer" Turmel listed in the Guinness 
Book of Records for having contested more elections than 
anyone in history and I attended the Millennium Forum as 
leader of the anti-debt-slavery Abolitionist Party of 
Canada. 
As the world's foremost Professor of Banking Systems 
Engineering, I have over 35 years experience operating zero-
interest pure-service-charge banking systems including being 
Consulting Engineer of the LETS (Local Employment-Trading 
System) anti-poverty program. My Advanced Banking Systems 
Engineering Analysis at 
http://www.cyberclass.net/turmel/bankmath.htm  has held 
sway on matters related to currency and banking in both the 
sci.engr and sci.econ USENET newsgroups for the past decade. 
I was invited to make the presentation on May 22 2000 to the 
Millennium Forum of 1350 Non-Governmental Organisations on 
"restructuring the global financial architecture" with a 
"UNILETS interest-free alternative time-based currency" 
which was adopted in Resolution C6 to governments of the 
http://www.un.org/Millennium/declaration.htm 
C. The Forum urges The United Nations:
6. To make serious commitments to restructure the global 
financial architecture based on principles of equity, 
transparency, accountability, and democracy, and to balance, 
with the participation of civil society organizations, the 
monetary means to favor human endeavor and ecology, such as 
an alternative time-based currency. 
Section 5: What the UN must do. 
h) Another area of study should be the UNILETS (United 
Nations International Local Employment-Trading System). 
i) Local Exchange, Trade and currency practices should be 
developed further and examined for international 
application. The abolition of debts and the eradication of 
interest are essential components in pursuing sustainable 
human development. 
j) The UN should convene a conference similar to the Bretton 
Woods conference of 1944 to discuss what sort of new 
financiala rchitecture is needed for our rapidly globalising 
world. The adoption of the time standard of money and 
abolition of interest rates are both ideas worthy of 
consideration.
The UNILETS resolution was also adopted by the Students of 
the Millennium Cyberschoolbus Conference held at the United 
Nations in New York on Dec. 6-8 2000. 
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus 
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/unyouth2000 
The LETS social currency movement has since spread to over 
54 nations around the world. There were two major 
international conferences, one in Germany in August and the 
other at the University of Quebec at Montreal just this last 
November reporting on major developments in Japan. The 
International Timedollar Congress takes place this year in 
Toronto in August. The use of interest-free time-truequing 
social-credits to save Argentine economy was the hit of the 
2003 World Social Forum and should be the hit of this 2004 
World Social Forum where I will be seeking their singular 
attention and support for the UNILETS Resolution C6 of the 
Millennium Declaration. 
LETS have been established in Israel for Arabs and Jews in 
both Haifa and Jerusalem and are the only instance of 
cooperation to date. As LETS is leading to peaceful and 
prosperous trading relations in Israel, UNILETS will make 
peaceful and prosperous trading relations possible around 
the whole world. 
I am further known for my demand for ASA, Global Aspirin: 
Amnesty for all financially-induced crime, Security with a 
UNILETS interest-free credit-card and Anonymity by name-
change for all who so desire. 
On 2003 Dec 20, Hank Ketchum's Dennis the Menace at
http://www.cyberclass.net/turmel/dennis.jpg  told the 
"department store Santa" hearing his Christmas wish list: 
"Just bring me a credit card and I'll take care of the 
rest." 
http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?
Open&DS=A/58/323&Lang=E 
the Secretary-General's Report on the Implementation of the 
Millennium Declaration 2003 fails to mention any 
implementation of the Section C6 UNILETS resolution. The 
Time Standard of Money must be adopted by the UN to deliver 
on the promise to restructure the global financial 
architecture with an upgraded UNILETS interest-free time-
based credit card and let the world's children "take care of 
the rest" themselves. 

 I request and require that this demand be added to the 
agenda of the United Nations General Assembly and that the 
Assembly invite me, at its pleasure, to plead it before the 
members. You are obliged to bring the matter to the 
attention of the General Assembly, which alone can consent 
to my appearance -- as it did to the appearance of Yasser 
Arafat. I expect you to respond by strict adherence to 
protocol and refer the matter to the heads of delegations to 
the General Assembly who will advise their respective 
governments and seek instruction.
I am a slave to their debt system who shall never tire of 
fighting for my freedom. The greatest revolution of slaves 
of yore was lost by Spartacus challenging Rome when he 
should have marched on the true oppressors, Rome's creditors 
in Babylon. 

I am, my dear Secretary-General, with profound respect, 
Spartacus At Babylon
Jan 14 2004

PARTY PROGRAMS

1) ABOLITION OF INTEREST RATES

The Abolitionist Party favors the abolition of interest rates, the
chains of financial slavery, by the national and international use of
the world-famous interest-free Local EMPLOYMENT Trading System,
"LET$" by the United Nations as a UNILETS agency. This public domain barter banking software would replace the interest-bearing programs currently being used on the computers of all orthodox banks.

2) $1000 MONTHLY DIVIDEND PROGRAM:

PROBLEM: Money plates have been given to the banks.
SOLUTION: Money plates must be taken back from the banks.
BENEFIT: Interest can be diverted to a monthly $1000 dividend.

The federal Government has given our money plates to the banks and now taxes all of us over $1000 per person per month to pay the private
plate-holders. That is approximately $320 thousand million dollars a
year in our name. The Abolitionist Party would get back your $1000 a
month by taking away the plates from the banks, having the Treasury
operate them under the LETS program, and dividing up the interest
saved to give each citizen a monthly $1000 dividend over and above any other income just as if you owned one non-transferable share in the Corporation of Canada. A family of 5 would receive $5,000 a month;
$60,000 a year. Only rich people used to receive dividends but with
government use of the LETS program and the plates, all citizens would
benefit.

3) INTEREST-FREE LOAN PROGRAM:

The Canadian Treasury would also make interest-free loans of Treasury
money for the purchase of homes and "big ticket items". The items
themselves would be collateral for the loans. Why pay interest on a
house when there is no risk at all of the house is properly insured?
It can't run away. All Canadians would borrow Treasury money to
purchase big-ticket items with only the requirement that they pay back
the principal as fast as the asset depreciates. A $150,000 house
estimated to last 50 years would cost $,3000 a year or $250 per month,
plus upkeep. With the asset itself as the only necessary collateral
for a loan and no interest on the loan, affordable housing would be
available for everyone.

It would also permit a reverse mortgage as offered by various
financial institutions but without any interest. Our LET$program
allows the aged to stay in the home that they love instead of being
shipped off to the state home and losing their dignity. We allow the
home-owner to trade their equity for services that they can no longer
perform themselves. This process also allows for services such as snow removal, lawn care, handyman, companions, health and nursing needs. When the aged can no longer stay in their homes, we balance accounts and find more suitable care.

4) NO-FAULT SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM:

The Abolitionist Party SELF-INSURANCE PROGRAM is the same software as the DIVIDEND PROGRAM. Instead of dividing up the interest diverted from the banks, it would divide up losses due to accidents just like the old "barn-raising" custom where neighbours helped rebuild the barn of a fire victim. Once members are financially connected on a LETS database, self-insurance would be immediately possible. Starting small, it would be trivial for members to register the value of the "deductible" portion of their automobile insurance and share the pro-rated burden of any individual victim. With a large enough database of members, it would be possible to self-insure the "collision" portion.
With a very large database, it would even be possible to self-insure
housing! If there was a $200,000 fire with 10 million people on the
LETS database, we would key in the value of the fire with the name of
the victim and let the computer collect 2 cents each and deposit it
into the victim's account. Today, we pay premiums in case we burn.
This program would let us pay as we burn, not up front. If there were
no fires, the program would not be used and there would be no
premiums.

5) FREE TREASURY CHECKING ACCOUNT AND ID:

Since everyone would have a Treasury account to receive the monthly
dividend, the Abolitionist Party would credit government checks
directly to that account. This would leave more money in the hands of
the people while effectively putting the "discount-cheque-cashing"
merchants out of business.

6) ABOLITION OF INCOME TAX & G.S.T.:

For government to recuperate monies spent with minimum interference in the free enterprise system, income tax and G.S.T. would be abolished
and replace by a tax on assets where the person with the most pays the
most.

7) ABOLITION OF MEDIA DISCRIMINATION:

The courts of Canada have interpreted the electoral legislation to
permit the media to offer preferential treatment to candidates of
their choice in the division of gratis broadcast time. All candidates
and parties should be treated "THE SAME." The Abolitionist Party would abolish media control of access to communications and enshrine the right of all candidates and parties to identical access to the media
including the dead time on Parliamentary channel off-hours.

8) ABOLITION OF THE SENATE:

Ministers of Parliament, elected by the people of Canada, with the
House of Commons procedures can resort to the referendum formula and allow the people to decide.

9) ABOLITION OF HEMP PROHIBITION:

The Abolitionist Party will make interest-free funds available for the
development of solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, bio-mass energy, cold fusion, and any other clean energy source. Petroleum and nuclear sources will be decommissioned.

The most important bio-mass source is hemp. Hemp plants grow into 6 to 20 foot mini-trees in only four months thereby producing more bio-mass and converting more carbon-dioxide into oxygen than any other known plant. It produces four times more material than trees and burning plants liberates no sulphur into the air. Hemp was the earth's largest agricultural crop needing no chemical fertilizers or insecticides.

Before the hemp mini-tree was prohibited under the alien name
"marihuana" because smoking the leaves caused mild sedation, hemp was used world-wide to produce most of man kind's fuel, fibre, fabric,
lighting oil, paper, paints, varnishes, fertilizers, medicines as well
as being a primary source of protein for humans and animals alike. All
our fossil-based plastic products could be produced out of clean agri-
chemicals from hemp rather than dirty petro-chemical coal and oil.
Though best known for its medicinal effects on asthma and glaucoma,
hemp extracts were also used for nausea, tumors, epilepsy, infection,
stress, migraine headaches, depression and many other ailments.

Hemp is the super vegetable source needed to satisfy all mankind's
heeds and save the planet. Considering the destructive effects of
legally-sanctioned alcohol and that there has never been a recorded
death due to hemp tipsiness, it seems the non-lethal danger from hemp
smoking is insignificant compared to the lethal danger to our planet
of not cultivating our greatest vegetable bio-mass source. The
Abolitionist Party favors the immediate abolition of prohibition laws
against hemp vegetation growth and the funding of the conversion from any dirty energy sources.

10) REFERENDA:

Non-technical issues would be settled by yearly citizen-initiated
referenda. After an end to poverty, questions like abortion, capital
punishment, gun control, would take on different dimensions.

These are the ten programs that any Abolitionist Party would deliver
with the financial software revolution. All that is needed are good
programs running government databases. And John "The Banking
Systems Engineer" Turmel's Seal of  Approval on the design.

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Would you support a party that will get the license to manufacture
money back from the banks and use the LETS program to divert the
interest to your $1000 monthly dividend? If so, get involved.

"Plates for the People...
Dividends for ALL!

Email turmel@ncf.ca or johnturmel@yahoo.com

 


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