I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I call my local MP sometimes to complain about things, but as if they are going to bring it up in provincial cabinet. So then what, I have to go make a petition with 50,000 signatures in order for my idea to even be heard; and people are so complacent about letting the government run them over, that they could care less.
You guys have it worse down South. At least up here we have a few parties to choose from. Your two party system might as well be one-party rule with how things are shaping up.
I feel that whatever the next paradigm is for humanity, our current system will not be part of it. We live in degenerate times.
The fact that a particular group of people doesn't vote the way you would like them to is not a rationale for denying them the right to vote. If we allocated voting rights on such an arbitrary manner, you might find yourself on the short end of the stick.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
But, of course, that is the foundation of democracy: people voting their interests.
You just don't like the way single women see their interests. Hence you would seek to exclude them.
You don't love true democracy because oftentimes the outcome is not in agreement with your perception of your interests.
The only conclusion I have is that women are changing our society because, at last, just in this past century they have a direct hand in shaping it.
Don't like it? Tough, meet you at the ballot box.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
i think of voting as both a right and a duty towards the government, but thats 'cause i have compulsory universal sufferage, hence it's something that has to be done.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)