Revolution. It's a frightening concept, but at the same time it's tremendously exciting. There's been a lot of revolution in our world this year, and I'd like to think that this is a good thing.
While other people are rising up and over-turning their political systems, I think that there's a need for everyone to give thought to their own government, how it works, and especially, how it doesn't work. Any human system is a compromise built to meet the needs of its constituents, and once these compromises have been reached, we rarely review them. And can you blame us? Redefining a political system is painful and hard.
I think that our system (the Canadian Federal Government) works for the most part, but that it is also somewhat broken. So I'd like to throw some ideas on the table in order to foster some reflection and discussion. Over the next couple of weeks I will be publishing some articles/essays on alternative approaches that might improve upon, or at least question the "status quo".