Democ­racy at work

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

AF­TER we see and hear the re­sponses (from the me­dia and in­di­vid­u­als) to the out­come of the re­cent ‘Brexit’ Poll, and our own gen­eral elec­tion, it is ob­vi­ous that ‘the peo­ple’ are too stupid to un­der­stand how a democ­racy works and /or to take the re­spon­si­bil­ity of cast­ing ‘your’ vote.

Thus we can con­clude that the ‘democ­racy sys­tem’ is not work­ing any­more.

Howls of protest and the de­mand for a new ref­er­en­dum in Eng­land af­ter ‘the peo­ple’ clearly voted for ‘exit’ (52% to 48%) smacks of spit­ting the dummy in the dirt be­cause the mi­nor­ity didn’t get their way (and/or didn’t un­der­stand the ram­i­fi­ca­tion), - to­tally pa­thetic.

In our gen­eral elec­tion, get­ting the re­sult of in­sta­bil­ity and the in­abil­ity to make nec­es­sary changes in gov­ern­ing the coun­try for the next three years, when ‘the peo­ple’ voted for a hung par­lia­ment and an ‘im­pos­si­ble’ Sen­ate, is not the fault of the politi­cians – it is the fault of the vot­ers and it is to­tally their re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The ‘peo­ple’ just need to grow up and ac­cept any con­se­quences. We (the peo­ple ) voted for it, and are re­spon­si­ble for it. That’s what a democ­racy is about.

Maybe only those cit­i­zens who, can un­der­stand any ram­i­fi­ca­tions of their vot­ing, can take the re­spon­si­bil­ity of their ac­tions (the way they vote) and can ac­cept the out­come (the will of the peo­ple), should be al­lowed to vote in fu­ture. Fin Forbes Can­non­vale

“If I was you I would be ask­ing my­self why there was a 4.5% swing against me...”

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