Elections are not overpriced

I am not open to the argument that frequent elections are a waste of money or that even infrequent elections, as we operate them today, are too expensive.

This is a democracy, folks (albeit a slightly screwy democracy with a queen and a tendency toward unearned majorities).

Democracies are inefficient in all kinds of ways but the price is well worth it to keep our governments on a short leash.

You can be cynical and believe that all governments operate the same, but you can damn well be sure the government would be a different beast if it didn’t have to submit to the will of the people periodically.

Addendum: I didn’t set out to rant, but this has put me in a sour mood.

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