January 26 2020. St Ninan’s.
This is an election year. We’ll mark our Party votes, and we’ll say ‘we’re voting for Jacinda’s party – or Simon’s – or David’s, – or Winston’s, – or, or, or…. And if, further down the track, Jacinda’s party becomes someone else’s, and so on down the list, maybe we won’t be greatly worried, because (we hope) the leader only stands as representing the principles of the party. That’s what our democracy gives us, and by and large, democracy’s the best option we have for state government. Because of our particular culture, we’d be unhappy about a state with no choices. For myself, I’d be particularly unhappy with a state that operated as a theocracy – the sort of form of government that ISIS had. Continue reading Follow Me!