"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 6 September 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "LATINO CLUMP DUMPS TRUMP": 

You get what you deserve. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 6 September 2016 at 11:48

No facile, glib ,worn-out expression fits the nightmare scenario  loose in the United States in the current presidential election campaign. 

There's a malaise abroad. 

Public respect for law and order is all that separates nations.

It's paper thin. 

Nothing is so rock-hard secure, it can't be blown apart by the simple gesture of a solitary sports figure refusing to stand for the national anthem. 

No serious minded politician ever undervalues public respect for law and order. Nor can harm be underestimated, when the forces of law and order do not respect the cause they serve. 

I'm not sure how but since the Brexit vote in The U.K. I've been receiving a weekly briefing from The Guardian. The picture it presents of British governing is truly amazing. 

Because of an ill-thought referendum, decided without facts and slipped in by simple majority, the U.K. has not only had  a change in leadership, the party platform  on which the government was last elected has been reversed ...with seeming acquiessence from all quarters. 

Prime Minister David Cameron who created the debacle went to the Queen and said :

I made a boo-boo ,please accept my resignation and let me out. 

And the Queen said :  O.K. ...on your way, Silly-Billy. 

If ever there was an occasion for a Monarch to use judgement for the good of the nation, this was it. 

Cameron and his Party were elected to govern for four years. An election is final. 

Nothing  happened to relieve him of the responsibility. 

The Queen should have said : I'll take it under advisement and get back to you on that Mr.Smooth-faced  Baby-boy Prime  Minister. 

Advice should have been:  a general election was held, Cameron was elected on a particular platform. We're stuck with that. 

No half-assed referendum changes it. 

Nothing does. 

Cameron  made the mess,Cameron must clean it up. 

No  formal vote of non-confidence brought the government down. 

The government stands. 

If ever the Monarchy had purpose and meaning, this was the moment. 

The moment has passed.

History may record it as the last gasp. 

And so it should .

Did the people deserve it. 

It's not what they voted for. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What's the "REAL" difference between a referendum and an election, in practical terms?

With the one you end up with a DECISION, the ANSWER to a SINGLE QUESTION. There is discussion, debate, advertising, mud-slinging, name-calling, various camps composed of various opinions, as civilized or as nasty as you want.

With an election you are theoretically choosing between people of different political persuasions, some intelligent, some stupid, some opinionated left, right or centre. And in the parliamentary system the leader of the party winning the most seats gets to be something called 'prime minister.'

This person is usually fairly unpopular to all, his/her side and the other/s. But he/she gets to lead and do untold damage for up to four years. A referendum is 'bang bang' and then deal with the consequences.

Has the cause of whatever been advanced by the one event versus the other? I doubt it.