Scribbled down on February 21st, 2008 by she
Posted in Save Us From Evil
The Alberta election is schedule to take place in a few weeks and I’m busy watching (ok, listening) to the leader’s debate on television tonight. I’m full of vim, vigour and cynacism when it comes to politics in Canada and I’m really struggling to get into the mood to vote this time around. Of course, I’m a good little girl who will definitely vote – I can’t carry on the tried and true Canadian tradition of complaining about politics if I don’t – but I’m really struggling to find an issue to feel passionate about in the upcoming election.
I know what I don’t want. I don’t want money thrown at issues when no coherent plan is in place to generate a permanent resolution. I don’t want politicians to get raises when those incapable of caring for themselves struggle to keep a roof over their heads. I don’t want my taxes raised without a good justification for increased spending.
I also know what I want. I want everyone to have somewhere to live and food in their belly. I want the “justice” system overhauled to include expectations of increased accountability and responsibility for criminal’s actions. I want victims to stop being victimized by the “justice” system that is supposed to be there to protect and assist them. I want to be able to continue to pay my bills and attend university on my small salary so I don’t have to leave my job and search for a better paying one.
So far, nothing I’ve heard tonight is ringing any bells regarding the items on my want list. Luckily the night is early and the leader’s debate continues…