Tuesday 22 May 2007

Personal responsibility

I was staggered when I went to buy some chewing gum at Canberra airport the other day. The shops there are not allowed to sell it. Apparently some people do bad things with gum so no one else is allowed to buy any! This is one of many examples where the majority suffer because a minority don’t do the right thing.

It is also an example of us allowing politicians to make silly laws rather than doing what needs to be done to hold people to account for their actions. I believe it is time all over the world to stop allowing a minority of people, including the politicians we elect, to spoil it for the rest of us. And we can accomplish this without violence of any kind, just excellent communication skills, courage to have our say, and a willingness to put in the sometimes hard yards of working with our representatives until they get it right or vote them out until we can vote the right people in.

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