[OT] Voting systems [was Wrong ad on www.linux.org]
Ivan Avery Frey
ivan.frey-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 5 11:59:28 UTC 2004
Colin McGregor wrote:
> I must admit that the first past the post system in Canada suits me just
> fine, as it:
> - allows for regional differences
> - holds individuals directly responsible for past actions in Parliament
> - prevents the constant weird minor party colalitions that seem a constant
> pain for places like Israel.
> - Is simple to understand.
> - Has a long history of working pretty well.
The first past the post system is fundamentally undemocratic. Democracy
is not simple. If you want simplicity, efficiency and stability, well,
dictatorships are simple, efficient and stable.
For more info, www.fairvote.ca .
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