It seems "grassroots" Canadians are in a fury over Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to prorogue Parliament.
Or so says the Toronto Star.
And what's the Star's evidence of this fury?
Well, it seems more than 28,000 people have joined an anti-prorogation Facebook page.
OK that's impressive.
It certainly shows that lots of people on Facebook disagree with the prorogation.
But clicking a link on Facebook is no measure of emotional intensity.
And it's emotional intensity which fuels "grassroots fury."
You need such intensity to pick up the phone and complain to your MP or to a radio talk show host, you need such intensity to get citizens marching on Parliament Hill or to attend rallies. You need such intensity, in short, to mobilize the grassroots.
So far I don't see any evidence of such emotional intensity among Canadians when it comes to shutting down Parliament.
And that's not surprising. The fact is, people rarely get all that worked up about process or procedural issues.
It's the kind of thing which excites constitutional scholars, political columnists and partisans, but nobody else.
Anyway, if you want to have a say on this issue, you can vote on the latest Libertas Post survey.