posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 07:17 AM
reply to post by stumason
You are quite correct.
We cling on to the current electoral and parliamentary system like some sort of sacred and hallowed ritual that can not be changed or altered in any
It's portrayed as this great symbol of British culture and heritage despite it being unrepresentative, it's members more or less unaccountable and is
the epitome of the staid, amoral, self-serving, corrupt and self-perpetuating system that produced those who lord it over us with utter contempt and
Yes, we should be proud of the role this nation played in establishing 'democratic' rule, universal suffrage and the authority of elected bodies over
monarchs, but I would much rather glory in a nation that is also able to recognise it's failings and is willing to move forward in a positive way by
introducing a system that is more suited to the modern era, gives increased representation and involves the people of this country in the actual
decision making of matters that affect each and every one of us.
I also find it a bit sad, and somewhat frustrating, that so many fail to understand that it's not just the actual physical act of voting on something
of such importance that matters here but that it's at least as equally important that we create the system whereby we can enable a free, open and
unprejudiced public debate on every aspect of EU membership and other key issues.
Whilst I have my own personal opinions on EU membership etc, they have no more value or worth than anyone else's, the truly important thing is that
the outcome of such a referendum is based on the reasoned, informed and considered opinion of the electorate and that it help's establish that the
'will of the people' has authority over individual politicians and political party's.
I know I'm very much 'preaching to the converted' here mate.
The sun is shining, I've watered the plants, it's time for Sunday Dinner then crack open a cold one and watch the GP and then the tennis.
edit on 7/7/13 by Freeborn because: grammar and clarity