Two bits for democracy


Apathy is soil growing non-participation in our democratic political system.


Apathy is soil growing non-participation in our democratic political system.

It is in minds that one crossroad-marked ballot will not alter the garden path we follow.

Elections Canada has tools such as absentee, advance-leave-from-work voting, and fertilizer of encouragement by our elected; nearly 50 per cent will not perform this duty of citizenship. Greek tragedy.

The seed politicians are planting in us is a rear action. Where a vote seems ineffectual, six million additional votes would be adequate.

Representatives expound on exercising our right to stop targeted segments having power over others through orchestrated acclamation.

Instruments of user fees and the HST, here by demand, can be added to. While spiriting of these advances, we should add $25 to the income tax of non-voting citizens in election years.

Considering flogging dead horses should cause governments trouble with the SPCA, we could receive $25 after voting to buy stock in our choice beverage company.

Atmosphere is ripe for a parliamentary vote on this issue, assuming their members are working, present and not prorogued. It is revenue neutral. To start.

A balance change causes it to be a useless fee for those sitting in our House. To offset this two-bit cost, the sports ministry could use the Particip-action budget to encourage us to run to polling stations at our casinos, which monies are supporting amateur sport.

Start with the grass roots and the salt of the Earth has been our representatives’ desire, so have a twist with that shot of opportunity. To grasp the working of our system is like playing with bouncing rugby balls on a potted, pie-pitted pasture; it is better having a couple in hand.

The perfection of democracy has not arrived, but if everyone votes, it is like all Greek myths. Truth is within it.

Gregg Pritchard

Williams Lake