Governing All The People! Compromise is the Essence! Inclusivity Is Essential!
The major problem with democracy is that we are always ruled by a minority who impose their narrow dogma on everyone.
When was the last time that any government had a majority of the people voting for them? Has it ever happened? I do not think so.
If we take any election and take the whole electorate as a hundred percent even in a binary election, such as the EU referendum, it is a minority who wins.
The EU referendum had a 72.21% turnout. So the results were (rounded up):
27% – did not vote 35 % voted remain 37% voted leave
A minority of just over One Third of the eligible electorate voted to change the whole future of the country.
The last UK general election 2016 only had a turnout of 68%
32% – did not vote 29.2% – voted Tory 27.5% – voted Labour
Yet the Tory government, with the support of well under a third of the electorate, has a mandate to put in draconian ideology.
It is the same in the USA 2016 election:
38.6% – did not vote 28.3% – voted Trump 29.6% – voted Clinton
Trump got in on a minority vote with just over a quarter of the electorate.
This is democracy!
Whatever the outcome of an election the majority of the country are simply ignored.
This does not feel right to me. Surely the majority need to be listened to and their views taken into account, and compromises sought?
What we are increasingly getting is division and hatred. What we desperately need is consensus and compromise!