Letter: Nothing changes if nothing changes

Editor:

Give Kamloops This Week credit for raising election awareness by highlighting voters’ issues in its Sept. 6 edition.

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Issues mentioned by interviewees were seniors’ care, guns, education, immigration, the economy and the environment.

Not doubt many will roll their eyes at this, but none of the above issues will change until there is electoral reform. We are doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, which makes us fools, as observed by Albert Einstein.

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

During the last federal election campaign, Justin Trudeau declared that, if elected, the 2015 election would be the last one using the first-past-the-post system of voting.

That was a political promise, a promise made simply to get votes and one that everyone is supposed to know was never meant to be kept.

In political circles, telling whoppers and lies may be the way things are done. For most citizens, a lie is a lie. The appropriate behaviour is to be “ash-sh-shamed to show your face in publik,” to quote the son of Sylvester the Cat.

So, why should I believe any politician? Why should I vote for anyone?

The governors use the electoral system, combined with voters with collective short memories and simple’ minds, to keep themselves in control.

Ray Jones

Kamloops

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