Monday, June 11, 2012
The Proportional Solution
Proportional representation works as well as first-past the post (both being vulnerable to human stupidity), except that it creates a government more representative of the people. All the people. First past the post worked real well in the election that first put Bush in, and always leaves out the voices of a large portion of citizens, often the majority, encourages strategic voting against your beliefs, and the general apathy that most have about voting. Why vote when it doesn't count? Also the government of a country shouldn't be a game of winners and losers. The whole government of elected representatives are supposed to work together to govern and improve the country.