“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ― Mark Twain
It an aspect of my relationship with my father that we share a few political views. We have a similar approach to a lot of politics, if it remains unquestioned something and criticized it is a view not worth having. But we do differ on one aspect of current government. What are the merits of a minority government?
In Australia we had a government under the guidance of Julia Gillard that passed the second largest amount of legislation. A government in minority managed to work with the members across the floor to better Australia in a way that is almost more representative of the public. They had to work hard to get key legislation through which required diplomacy and patience from both sides of the political spectrum and I think Australia is better for it.
I am still unsure on how I feel about Kevin Rudd retaking power. I thought Julia made a fine Prime Minister and was sorry to see her go, but with Kevin the Labor Party has a real chance of keeping Tony Abbott out of power. It is not that I am a Labor man, it is that I fear a future under the guidance of that man. It feels dirty though to support a party which follows trends and would rather oust a leader for victory rather then stay loyal. Some would say that’s just politics.