Wednesday, August 13, 2003


A good comment from a Canadian about the California recall:

“The coming California referendum on the Gray Davis administration has been described as a media circus....... More than a hundred publicity-seeking candidates and almost universal derision from electors in more politically correct parts of the globe....

These surface level reflections on the referendum may be true but they miss its true meaning for Canadians.....

What one sees in California is therefore an experiment and example for Canadians. Direct democracy is something we lack, along with institutional mechanisms to force dynamism in our society and economy. Those who mock Arnold Schwarznegger and the other candidates as no more than entertaining rubes are missing the point. This is the most personal form of democracy and social change available. We could do with more of that up here.”

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