My proportional representation voting package arrived the other day.
I will be voting NO as should everyone, including those who support proportional representation, because the process is so flawed that NO is the only option where there is any certainty as to the electoral process we are voting for.
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Frank Wirrell: Govt needs moral compass
Letter to the Editor Abbotsford News
“The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.”
Martin Luther King jr
For a creatively maladjusted polymath it quickly becomes clear that when people speak of government having a moral compass and integrity they are not actually advocating for a government with ethical standards to which the government adheres, but for a government that take actions they agree with and does not take actions with which they disagree.
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Fredric Brown was a master of the short story including what is probably the shortest published science fiction short story:
“The last man on Earth sat alone in a room.
There was a knock at the door…”
The Aswer considers the question “Is there a God?”
I have include the version from “From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown” and the version from Baen’s short story collection “If This Goes Wrong” edited by Hank Davis.
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Electoral Reform 6 of 6
With Media attention focused on the bottom line, cutting costs and survival and in light of the reality that the biggest, most pervasive lack of truthfulness by politicians is not commission [telling a lie] but omission [not speaking of something] a desirable quality of life for BC citizens is entirely in the hands of BC citizens themselves and dependent on citizens practicing caveat emptor, paying attention, being observant, diligent and investing time in thinking and doing their own homework.
Case in point: the NDP/Green stealth modus operandi to change the electoral system to proportional representation. The NDP/Green collaboration is so focused on the strategic advantages of a proportional representation electoral system in terms of forming the government and holding onto power [see Appendix A] that the other effects and consequences apparently do not matter to them.
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Electoral Reform 5 of 6
The claim is made that proportional representation is ‘more fair’ than first past the post because proportional representation splits the seats according to the percentage of the vote each party wins.
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