Thursday, May 18, 2017


I am in favour of Constitutional Democracy. Not majority rules. I like the kind of rules that can be agreed upon as a 'way to play'... but not rules that impose control on individuals and communities. Partisan Democracy is a zero-sum game that flip flops between sides undoing each others work, and throwing stones. Instead of imposing on each other, in a liberal democracy, you should be able to largely crack on with whatever projects you want to do together. More than 65.8 million people voted for Hillary Clinton in the US election. If those people believe taxes should be 10% higher, that could probably (thumb suck) fund a single payer health system. They don't need permission. They could do it. Voluntary Associations and Community Building don't need votes. They need people willing to do. Perhaps it isn't fair if the burden isn't shared, but is that more important to you then the cause you are voting for? If it matters to you, and you can do it, do it.

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