With all its faults, democracy is still the best thing we have and should be respected as such.
On first analysis, a 30 per cent voter turnout sounds terrible, and is usually chalked up to voter apathy. Upon further analysis it becomes quite understandable.
Voters in Vernon have turned down a terribly expensive water referendum, and are now being virtually told that it must go ahead anyway in some form or another.
The value of a vote certainly comes into question when big brother is telling us when and where to spend our money, and also how much of it, no matter what our wishes are. Possibly big brother is becoming too big for his britches.