In my view democracy carries responsibilities of government in the various forms to its citizens and of the citizens to such government.
One of the fundamental benefits of democracy is ingrained in the statement, ‘I may totally disagree with your point of view but I wish to defend to the death your right to hold such views and to express same’.
I have passed my 81st birthday and over my lifetime I have seen a growth in the power of commercial enterprises. Sometimes this has been applied to the benefit of other enterprises, citizens, charities and the environment.
Unfortunately this has too often been applied to the detriment of same.
There has also been a growth in the green vote and it seems likely to continue. There must be a message there.
It seems that there is a large percentage of citizens opposed to CSG mining to varying degrees. Democracy, where are we at? In say 30 years time, what are the citizens going to say about us and our actions in 2014?
Max Lange, Mullumbimby