Saturday, August 27, 2011

Don't blame democracy

Dear Sir/Madam:

The Globe’s condescending take on plebiscitary democracy is misplaced. “HST’s defeat in BC shows danger of ruling by plebiscite”

Just because you disagree with British Columbia voters because they rejected the HST doesn’t mean they voted the wrong way.

In fact, voters usually make the right choice based on the arguments placed before them.

In the case of the BC plebiscite, the pro-HST side simply didn’t present a convincing enough case.

So don’t blame voters for the result and don’t blame democracy


Cytotoxic said...

Woah woah what? For one, the pro-HST side was convincing THEY WERE RIGHT. And how the hell did you conclude that voters get it right? Yearh, because Obama's doing such a good job down south.

Gerry Nicholls said...

Blame the Republicans for running a lousy campaign.