Friday, February 23, 2007

Toronto Star: The Lies Continue

I knew this was coming, so I am not surprised. The Toronto Star, the official mouthpiece of the Liberal establishment is scared shitless that proportional representation might, just might, be coming to Ontario. To try to prevent that, they are resorting to distorting the truth. Read this passage:
The best argument in favour of the status quo is that it leads to strong governments. By contrast, proportional representation is a recipe for unstable coalitions, permanent minority government and legislative chaos. For proof, one need look no further than Israel and Italy.
Have you ever read a clearer case of willful ignorance in your life? The editors know that the systems in Italy and Israel bear no relation whatever to that under consideration here in Ontario, yet they trot those examples out, every single time they pontificate on this subject. The Toronto Star editorial board is composed of people who do not want any change at all in their comfortable little world. They will literally say anything to prevent that change. Read anything they write with a pound of salt. Better yet, educate yourself about the system under consideration (Note: the system in New Zealand is pretty close but not exactly what we may be asked to consider, but it is close enough for you to get the idea.) and ignore the blathering in the media.
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