I know it is a fine line we must walk. I am not an anarchist, as much as I might find the idea romantic. In the light of day, I shake my head at the defeat of the HST. Looking at the reality of the financial implications, I have adjusted my own mission statement and commenting policy accordingly. The need for open general discussion and debate of the issues is important. As always, any advocacy or glorification of idiocy is strictly forbidden and users doing so will be banned permanently.
The jubilation is a perfect example of what’s wrong here. It is an extension of our bloated sense of entitlement combined with a total lack of respect and failure to accept the principle of why we have elections. As far as the HST being defeated was good for democracy – some seem to think so. I see it as a huge step backwards, and in terms of our economy – disastrous.
William Perry, Victoria