Comment 69793

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted September 17, 2011 at 11:23:49 in reply to Comment 69792

Is it so easy to believe that the system, as it stands, is perfect that we're willing to write off the opinions of half the population for disagreeing with it?

Although I'm willing to confess that my focus isn't on either provincial or federal politics (the 'party' aspect changes everything for me...and the subsequent rationalizations and counter-arguments I always hear never do anything to convince me to moderate my distaste), the truth is that one of the most powerful ways to change how people feel about their vote counting, or mitigating their cynicism regarding 'the system' is to make government more accessible to them...and to change their relationship with their representative.

I'm not so sure that there are many instances where a person's detachment from something allows for anything more positive than indifference. The public has their disillusion, politicians have their often-barely-veiled patronizing ways...and the result is what's in front of us.

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