Representative Government

“THE men whom the people ought to choose to represent them are too busy to take the jobs. But the politician is waiting for it. He’s the pestilence of modern times. What we should try to do is make politics as local as possible. Keep the politicians near enough to kick them. The villagers who met under the village tree could also hang their politicians to the tree. It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.” – G.K. Chesterton

election-ahead-sign-375x250The elections are coming, and one of the most depressing things about it is that in the current scheme of things our representative government simply does not work.
I’ve contacted each one of the candidates in my riding and asked them a simple question. “Will you represent me and the interests of this community once elected”. No one has replied.
I know why. The candidates are there just to fill the seats. All the power is now concentrated in the leaders. This is sad. The people are no longer represented.
In case of the Liberal party, their leader made it clear that he doesn’t want any candidates that are pro-life. A catholic leader, does not want his party to be pro-life. How can anyone of right mind vote for someone who is told what to do, how to represent you.
How can anyone of right mind vote for a leader that is not even consistent in his identity. How can you trust a man who says he is one thing and does another. This fact alone eliminates the Liberal candidates from even being considered as a possible vote for me.
The other parties also have their problems. The local candidates are not impressive.
This is representative democracy. Sad state of affairs.

I will close how I started with some Chesterton.

GOVERNMENT (and especially representative Government) now actually exists to protect those very abuses which Government (and especially representative Government) was actually created to prevent.