People get government they deserve
Re: “Resident will not vote for Airdrie Team United,” Letter, Sept. 26.
It is a known fact that in democracy people get the government they deserve. The writer of the article, Chelsie Dowler, fully represents that sentiment. She is operating on a principle of weird logic, or rather very illogical assumptions. For starters the statement; “Four out of seven is a majority. With an automatic majority there is no democracy.” The ultimate fault of democracy is it is a rule of majority, rule of mob.
And yes, Chelsie, it is possible to have a same opinion on many issues. It is also interesting that Chelsie automatically assumes that these “four souls” of the Airdrie Team United have some nefarious agenda. What if let us assume for a moment, they got together because they simply discovered that they have similar opinions in general, ideas how this town should be run, possibly quite compatible and agreeable with a majority of decent folks living here.
I do not personally know that as a fact, but I find it quite logical. Why would that would be such a strange concept?
“Sure we all want 24-hour health care,….but not if these four would vote for it?” She has a problem with “newbies?” Is there something wrong with new ideas? Should we all drive a Ford model “T”?
I would definitely give a chance to the “newbies,” they might actually have some moral standards. Everybody… knows that those four:; Kevin, Mike, Angela and Jane are not going to have an entirely same opinion on every subject. That would be an exercise in impossibility.
I have news for you: everybody is a politician 24 hours a day.
The politics is simply the life, the price of our daily bread, everybody is playing it, some without even realizing it, and some unfortunately playing it dirty.
So if she would not vote for any of them; well that is just fine, exercise your “democratic” right.