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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tough Choices......

In my final post before Rob Fraud becomes his self appointed gods gift to all of Ontario ….... or will those of us who see through his blather actually gather behind the only other viable choice, one union loving but less corporate embracing NDP candidate? In my own riding of Grey Bruce Owen Sound I suspect that my vote will simply be like spitting in the wind as for the past 20 years the Conservatives have be in firm control locally with a minimum of 47% of the vote over that time. Even if one of the other partys did well with the number of 'alternative' candidates running and splitting the vote I suspect the outcome would be the same ...... here is the local list for this riding.

New Democratic Karen Gventer
Liberal     Francesca Dobbyn
Progressive Conservative Bill Walker
Green Don Marshall
Consensus Ontario Janice Kaikkonen
Trillium Liz Marshall
Alliance Enos Martin
Libertarian Jay Miller

It all makes me feelthat my vote is all but useless particuarly that the power of the party leader of whoever gains the most seats (not the most popular vote I note) has almost unlimited power to the point where even the elected minions of his own party have a minimal inpact upon the actual decisions made by a few 'insiders' many of whom were not actualy elected ....., me cynical, not much!
Despite all of the above I urge you to make the trek to your local poll location Thursday and mark your ballot if for no other reason to show your support for your candidate of choice or the party he or she represents ..... or perhaps more probably to show who you DO NOT want dictating polocy for the next 4 years (or less if it turns out to be a minority government).

A couple of quotes to close this post.....

“Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting--or even demanding--their own enslavement.”
― Larken Rose

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
― Winston S. Churchill 

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1 comment:

Owen Gray said...

Like you, Rural, my wife and I will vote for a losing candidate. But, in our view, he's the best candidate.