[kwlug-disc] Parliament adjourned ... bills dead (again!)?
cdfrey at foursquare.net
Tue Mar 29 15:17:31 EDT 2011
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 01:53:48PM -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> Don't confuse issues and reason with who's going to win an election.
That's fine. But I'm not willing to give up reason and honesty either.
Otherwise, I would lose more than just an election.
> Get votes behind it and scream loudly.
> I was speaking to my sister over the weekend about the the upcoming
> election. She named a politician, said she 'didn't like him'. Nothing
> to do with policy or qualifications or history or party. The next thing
> she complained about, the politician she didn't like would be the one
> with a policy to fix her complaint. Doesn't matter. She doesn't like
> him. That's how 35 million Canadians with votes work.
If she truly had no other reason beyond "like", then she shouldn't be
Sound harsh? Maybe. But would you want such a person on your jury?
"I don't like him. Lock him up and throw away the key!"
It's the same here. A political vote is in support of a person or group
that will wield life and death power.
And in that light, reason and honesty are the only thing I want running
We (including me) should be ashamed of ourselves. We have the political
system that we asked for.
(who is venturing way off topic for this list, and will try to restrain
himself to just the "fake debate", if it continues) :-)
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