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We, the People

It was Election Day yesterday. Naturally I’m loathe to get involved in choosing between parties, that would be way too controversial! I’m more interested in the observation that everyone seems to be 100% on board with the idea of a democracy without ever really questioning it. Admittedly, it seems to make sense on the surface. We, the people, elect the politicians who will serve us best and then the party that appeals to the majority of the electorate is handed the mandate to action change on their behalf. But as most of us would probably agree, what sounds fine in theory doesn’t seem to generate the results that we, the people, seem happy with. (more…)