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And the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

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welcome to the
Think Different Campaign
Santa Cruz district 4 style

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Donate to our campaign - Hyver for City Council 2022

In Memoriam - this campaign is dedicated to my father, Dr. Gregory August Hyver Sr, who passed away on January 7, 2022 ...

... and Kudos to my mother for always believing in me and to my family for always encouraging me

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WHAT CAUSES THE PROBLEM?

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ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM

Merge two game-changing solutions together

[ psst ... we'll leverage technology to deploy these two transformative solutions ]

#1 - DIRECT DEMOCRACY

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#2 - SEMI-AUTONOMY

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THE BENEFITS OF THE 1-2 PUNCH

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THE CANDIDATE

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Campaign Statement

Greg Hyver for Santa Cruz City Council, District 4

August 10, 2022
 

“The States Members of the United Nations shall uphold the principle

of self-determination of all peoples and nations.”
 

UN General Assembly
The right of peoples and nations to self-determination
Charter of the United Nations, Article 1
16 December 1952

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The Nonpartisan Movement is a small, Santa Cruz-based watchdog group and think tank with a mission to save Liberalism, an ideology founded on Individualism that has been under siege and distorted for decades. We believe that the Santa Cruz Liberal community has lost its compass in regards to the ultimate purpose of Liberalism: to protect individual rights and freedom of choice from government incursions. On a daily basis, we hand over more power of choice (autonomy) to an over-reaching government to make our choices for us in the name of the Public Good (Collectivism), an idealistic concept that has been grossly compromised, rigged and missteered by rampant, special interest group favoritism. Individualism (Liberalism) and Collectivism (Government) are the antitheses of one another and in constant tug-of-war over the power of choice. Political parties (Government) are NOT the protectors of Liberalism, by definition (and despite the illusion), but her antagonists. Our movement will propose a solution to these growing encroachments into our individual freedoms of choice in pursuit of restoring greater "power to the people"—a paradigm shift in local government to re-balance the power scale that has long been tilting in government’s favor since the 1960’s.

 

Protect your individual rights! Protect your freedom of choice! Push back against an over-regulating city hall and intrusive ballot measures through a semi-autonomous  Direct Democracy. From autonomous regions in Spain to direct democracies in Ancient Greece and modern day Switzerland and Massachusetts, communities from around the world have come to recognize that the top-down, one-size-fits-all political model maps poorly to their distinctive demographics, geographies, politics and value systems. While states were given special rights in the US Constitution to push back against excessive federal encroachments into state affairs, one-of-a-kind communities must be afforded these same rights to push back against overly-intrusive city, county and state governments to preserve their own unique characters.

 

A government "by the people" is designed for adaptability and not for stagnancy. With a stroke of a pen, the City of Santa Cruz changed its governing structure and City Charter by forming six new districts in 2022. By deploying advanced communication and information technologies as well as by leveraging the proliferation of low-cost PC's and mobile devices, the precursors for a Direct Democracy Renaissance, the time is ripe for District 4's special moment in history--and you are its trailblazers. Take back control of your community!

Carpe Diem

Download the white paper (1-page PDF): "On Resurrecting Liberalism and Individualism"

ACCESS THE COMPLETE CAMPAIGN SITE HERE

Thank you for considering me on November 8th, 2022. 

Greg Hyver

Nonpartisan

the direct democracy candidate

santa cruz, CA

district 4

 

Paid for by Hyver for City Council 2022

FPPC #1450065

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CAMPAIGN SYNOPSIS PAGE
In the next 15 minutes, we will turn local politics upside down to revitalize the City of Santa Cruz!

THE DIRECT DEMOCRACY EXPERIMENT
Power to the People
"Where every voice is left empowered ... and no voice is left unheard"

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THE PROBLEM

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WATCH TWO "MUST SEE" VIDEOS

[ times: 2:24 mins, 3:16 mins ]
[ all campaign videos can be found on our YouTube channel ]

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CAMPAIGN STATEMENT & WHITE PAPER

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