Mar 24, 2011

There is no Goldilocks in democracy


Oh boy, we’re in for a lot of democracy here in BC this year.  Federal election in May and probably an HST referendum in June.  My money is on an October provincial election if Christy Clark thinks the numbers are right.  Then a vote for councils and school boards in November.

And that is just fine with me.

I think there are some pretty good reasons to change governments but let’s leave that to other people and another time for now.  Instead let’s look at whether elections in general are a good thing.

A lot of people have been complaining about having an election.  They say it costs too much. I can’t help but think about people all over the world who are fighting and dying for just a little bit of democracy.

So if you like our federal government, go and vote for it.  If you don’t like it, vote against it.  But for Pete’s sake, don’t stay home and complain about too much democracy.

It’s not Goldilocks and the three bears.  There is no such thing as just the right amount of democracy.  You either get too little or too much.  Personally, I’ll take too much.