The average voter …


Kevin Doonan

Winston Churchill said it best when he said, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

I am most definitely a proponent of democracy, in fact I feel that it is, unequivocally, among the greatest concepts every devised by mankind. No, my qualm lays with any aversion to questioning even the greatest of systems. Yes, the modern concept of democracy is functioning form of government we have yet come up with, but this does not mean that it can not be improved because there are flaws? What can be said about giving uneducated voters a vote? It is unethical to deny anyone the vote, yet it is scary that individuals unwilling to accept facts have a measure of power of all.

And what about voters who are in the minority? By its very nature democracy oppresses voters in the minority. Working together, we can create a better and brighter future, but that can only be accomplished if we all agree not to be content with what has proven acceptable in the past and instead strive to better ourselves and the world we live in.