Making Democracy Work

Posted: November 8, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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To be sure, there is a great deal about our democracy and its processes to be improved. We’ve made great leaps in vital areas at times and stagnated horribly at others. But look around the world: Democracy is a messy business and work in progress. It won’t be tidied or improve without the informed and active engagement of those it claims to serve. There are many differing arguments as to the best ways forward, from proportional representation to digital participation but these are irrelevant to me, right now for, not only are too many people disaffected but we are not a society that is anywhere near ready for such gown-up thinking as would be involved to have faith in such change. Besides, it’s not as if there aren’t plenty of other possible ways to improve our First Past the Post system.

There are three things, however, that I want to…

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