Friday, July 02, 2004

A Lovely Prescient Comment

I am reading Joseph Pearce's Literary Converts and found this quote from G.K.C. concerning the two-party system. He writes in The Party System:

The real danger of the two parties is that they unduly limit the outlook of the ordinary citizen. They make him barren instead of creative, because he is never allowed to do anything except prefer one existing policy to another. We have not got real Democracy when the decision depends upon the people. We shall have real Democracy when the problem depends upon the people. The ordinary man will decide not only how he will vote, but what he is going to vote about.

I am finding more and more of myself in this large living convert. Go over to Ignatius Insight if you want some more information. The link is on the list somewhere.

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