As a very young fella, i was wise well beyond my tender years. I smelt a rat and Ive never been on the electoral roll ... ever. My thoughts were/are "why would i want to encourage these spuds"Looking at the voting, its a real mess isn't it.................... at least in QLD its common knowledge its a rort.
I think Denocracy is probably more accurate.One thing worse than not voting, is not being able to vote, which is the fundamental difference between a Denocracy and a Dictatorship.
Dear Leader Comrade Chairman Dictator Dan can be voted out, The alternative method is like in Syria and other dictatorial places.I think Denocracy is probably more accurate.
Abuses of the separation of powers, preference deals, party factions, non-negotiable party voting rules, unelected beauracrats holding court, an apathetic and uneducated electorate ....you might need a guide dog, a big torch and binoculars to find where this mythical democracy is. If your local MP is a minister you have no voice, if he's a backbencher he has no voice, if your electorate naively voted for the opposing party rep neither you or him have a voice. Voting in this democracy can and regularly does exclude the person with the most votes, and elects the person with the least votes. In 2013 an unemployed guy with a 0.5% primary vote.
In his time as PM John Howard controlled both houses of parliament, he also controlled the Judiciary, he also controlled the Executive. Just for added insult the existence of PM does not appear in the Aust Consitution (ie the law), its a merely an agreement made by an exclusive club of special folk that we are not members of.
Democracy is suppose to seat in parliament but recently Dumbo Dan suspended parliament for more than 6 weeks in one block, so youll forgive me if Im skeptical of this wonderful sounding Briggadoon of democracy which you speak
I abandoned my political and constitutional studies because what was reading in the books was only happening in the books