Thursday, May 3, 2012


Today is voting day in Scotland and I went to the polls in Gordon this morning. Two nice old ladies found my voting rights and I did what one must in a democracy. It made me think driving home that we take this voting so lightly that turnouts are often less than 50%. There are I think more people in the world who have no right to vote than that have a right. Amongst those who can many more have their votes fiddled or face brutallity if they don't vote for the "man" who rules. The right to choose the man and policy that rules your life is fundamental to a good democracy and we should not take it lightly.