But Do We Have a Democracy? (1)


The next 20 or so blogs are a package to lay out what I believe Canadians need to know to develop a good democracy. I love Canada, and hope to help her become her best.

Essential Knowledge Needed to Grow a Democracy part 1

Background

It is about time that we face the facts, and admit to ourselves that, we in Canada, have a terrible form of democracy in the British Parliamentary Democracy.  Sure, it is better than most forms of governance in the world, but perhaps that is the problem, our government is not so bad that we are in the street like Egyptians, but we have a very long way to go to have democracy like the Swiss.

If we look at the pedigree of the government we have inherited from the British, it is an archaic model that sorely needs to be remodeled and modernized.  We hear of our politicians revising laws that have become antiquated, from 30 years ago, to modernize the law, but not one of them seems interested in modernizing our governing system. The British Parliamentary System perhaps did not even serve the people well that was primarily designed a thousand years ago, for people whose best method of transportation was a horse buggy, and for a population where only 45% of the people could  read. These people not only lived an agricultural life but in a society where serfdom, while waning, persisted until1799 in Scotland.  It was a common belief that the husband and wife were one person and the husband was that person. The wife had no right to own property and all she earned was her husband’s.  This form of governance was crafted by the ruling class that took no issue with children as young as 5 working around operating machinery until. This was a government in which only the royalty sit as members and for whom only the rich with land could vote. Changes in 1832 would make improvements, in The Great Reform Act, but still only one in 7 men could vote. This was a time that, literally, men were killed for demanding democratic reforms.

In regard to government, yes things have changed, all men and women can vote, we have far more rights and freedoms extended to us, yes it is common people that occupy our houses of government, but this remains, that there is an air of privilege had by our rulers and representatives.  The idea of our so-called representatives being servants of the public is a joke, and we will not get any more democratic change until we, the people demand it.

Today, we will not go to jail, be persecuted, or killed to insist on democratic change.  Shame on us for just sitting back and letting our privileged ruling class go about doing whatever they feel like doing.

Essential Knowledge to Grow a Democracy 2

https://pushinback.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/essential-knowledge-needed-to-grow-a-democracy-part-1/

 

 

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About pushinback

Back in 1993, I attended an anti-Nafta rally in Ottawa along with over 110,000 others. But despite the overwhelming opposition to NAFTA, the steamroller rolled on. It was there that I came to understand the one vital thing that I have been preaching ever since. There are so many issues, and so many fighting each issue, we are all spinning our wheels, and wasting our time, talents and energy, because each election, we give the politicians our power and so the deck is stacked against us. I said it that day and I say it with more fervency today. We all have one issue that we share, and we should all stop fighting for our own issues and losing anyways, and we should fight to achieve that one thing that we all share. We Canadians all have to fight to finally get a say between elections. We need to fight to make politicians accountable to us, the people. If there is no accountability, and the people have no say between elections, we have no Democracy. My Blog is written to teach the reader the essential knowledge of freedom and Democracy. Please read, and learn. I am one person, but I leave you my witness that one person is not powerless, only first you must first learn and then act. Let the democratic revolution begin. Kindest regards, Rob McQueen
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