So I decided to take a little time and research this whole "Democracy 250" thing, until I came across the story on how it started, through this link:
You can read the full story there but there are a couple of statements that caught my attention.
"On October 2, 1758, the Nova Scotia House of Assembly met for the first time in a modest wooden building at the corner of Argyle and Buckingham streets in Halifax. It was a modest beginning with the majority of citizens denied the vote. But it was an important beginning nonetheless. It was the first elected assembly of its kind in what is now Canada."
"As the birth place of parliamentary democracy, as well as the birthplace of freedom of the press and responsible government in our country, Nova Scotia’s pioneering role in shaping our nation’s democratic institutions has helped secure the rights and freedoms Canadians today embrace. "
Wow, so the first statement completely negates the second one. How can you call it democracy if you denied the citizens their right to vote? How can it be called an elected political body if they put themselves in power? How come whenever we vote nothing changes about our government, in fact it gets worse?
That's what democracy is all about, a form of dictatorship.
|Hiding Behind a Political Vail|