Majority rules

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

When we have such a low turnout at election time and so much dissatisfaction with our politicians, you have to wonder what's going on.

Is it the people we vote to represent us? Is it the institute of democracy? It seems to me that when we have a problem with our representatives, it's usually concerning a decision they made over issues such as amalgamation, community expansion, road expansion, etc.

I believe that when people run for office, they run with the intention of doing their best.

I believe also that it is impossible to make a right decision without the voice of the majority. Majority rules. The hallmark of democracy! How can you argue against that?

The people in office were elected to represent the majority, regardless of their personal opinion. I know it would be silly to expect our representatives to run to us for every decision, like the nuts and bolts of running the community, but the major decisions must be made by the majority of the people. I, for one, would have no problem with a majority decision, whether I agreed with it or not.

Perhaps we could use our electronic world to make a system for ongoing decision-making on important issues.

They do it with sports and various other shows. I know there would be glitches, but I would be willing to try anything to improve on what we have now.

Ross Dreveny

Waterdown

Majority rules

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

When we have such a low turnout at election time and so much dissatisfaction with our politicians, you have to wonder what's going on.

Is it the people we vote to represent us? Is it the institute of democracy? It seems to me that when we have a problem with our representatives, it's usually concerning a decision they made over issues such as amalgamation, community expansion, road expansion, etc.

I believe that when people run for office, they run with the intention of doing their best.

I believe also that it is impossible to make a right decision without the voice of the majority. Majority rules. The hallmark of democracy! How can you argue against that?

The people in office were elected to represent the majority, regardless of their personal opinion. I know it would be silly to expect our representatives to run to us for every decision, like the nuts and bolts of running the community, but the major decisions must be made by the majority of the people. I, for one, would have no problem with a majority decision, whether I agreed with it or not.

Perhaps we could use our electronic world to make a system for ongoing decision-making on important issues.

They do it with sports and various other shows. I know there would be glitches, but I would be willing to try anything to improve on what we have now.

Ross Dreveny

Waterdown

Majority rules

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

When we have such a low turnout at election time and so much dissatisfaction with our politicians, you have to wonder what's going on.

Is it the people we vote to represent us? Is it the institute of democracy? It seems to me that when we have a problem with our representatives, it's usually concerning a decision they made over issues such as amalgamation, community expansion, road expansion, etc.

I believe that when people run for office, they run with the intention of doing their best.

I believe also that it is impossible to make a right decision without the voice of the majority. Majority rules. The hallmark of democracy! How can you argue against that?

The people in office were elected to represent the majority, regardless of their personal opinion. I know it would be silly to expect our representatives to run to us for every decision, like the nuts and bolts of running the community, but the major decisions must be made by the majority of the people. I, for one, would have no problem with a majority decision, whether I agreed with it or not.

Perhaps we could use our electronic world to make a system for ongoing decision-making on important issues.

They do it with sports and various other shows. I know there would be glitches, but I would be willing to try anything to improve on what we have now.

Ross Dreveny

Waterdown