"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Innocent until proven

The blog will not  be used to promote the idea all politicians are criminals and should be in jail.

Our Justice  system doesn't even warrent that al prison inmates are criminals.

Any more than all doctors or  lawyers or police officers or any other group that exercises power
over our lives are criminals and should be in jail because some among them exploit the power.

Politics is the only one  called publicly to account  on a regular basis.

It's how it has to  be.

It's not easy nor to everyone's taste.

Those who volunteer to service should at least be deemed honest  until .or unless.


Anonymous said...

Those who volunteer to serve should at least be deemed honest until or unless they are found to be guilty of an infraction.

They should then either resign or face the consequences if a criminal act has occurred.

There are too many borderline cases these days and neither of the above is occurring.

Possibly it's poor judgement or just plain stupidity.

When the provincial PC leader contacts the OPP Commissioner to make a complaint under the Criminal Code this is not something done lightly.

And if a major Canadian newspaper prints a major article on this subject I see no reason for the Blog to prevaricate.

Anonymous said...

I think that maybe social media has changed the way we view those in authority. Politics used to be in the news periodically when there was an election. Now it seems to be in one's face all the time.

Anonymous said...

OK - here's what might be a positive political story. It looks like there is a report on the council's agenda on the funding for ice storm damage.

Anonymous said...

A good evening not to be going out. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Council is not the same without you. I am hoping that there will be a Evelyn column in the New Year

Anonymous said...

Of course not ALL politicians are criminals and should go to jail, but..... some days it certainly seems like it.

Captain Nimo said...

We know where some water is going.Its being deverted to King.

Anonymous said...

I assume you are trying to make some point about it not being available for Aurora.
So ?

Anonymous said...

Social media has changed people’s views with those in authority because those in authority have lost respect for the people they serve and vice versa.

Anonymous said...

Incorrect, water from our town 12:24.

Anonymous said...

Interesting article Allison wrote in the Aurora. I'm surprised how shocked she was with the appointment of the regional chair. Any appointment in political office is always undemocratic. What she witnessed was a bad theatrical performance. She also indicated how we should all pay closer attention to regional meetings. Well she will also be disappointed with that process as well. In camera meetings are the norm in that council chamber.

Anonymous said...

23:26 is she upset one of the "old boys" did not get it.

Anonymous said...

4:28 - Emmerson is an old boy, and she said that she was shocked at the process, not upset.