Resident sees a 'general public distrust in the government, less faith in the rule of law'

By Charles Zach

January 5th, 2023


Mr. Zach is responding to the article on how the Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith decided he would not communicate with a constituent

Unfortunately degradation of our democracy process is an old issue that transcends our own City council.

Charles Zach

There was a time in the not too distant past that aspiring politicians righteously ascribed to the precept that they are servants of the people and constituency that elected them and are their to represent their interests and protect the rights of the minority from mob rule.

They were beholden to the constituency to proactively listen to the concerns of the community and keep powerful special interests from hijacking the process.

Now we have radical activists seeking office that only pretend to be politicians who have their own axe to grind at the expense of the people. Coupled with a concentration of political power in the executive, the concept of individual constituent representation has been overshadowed by the will of the executive under the banner of authoritarian collectivism.

Communication with the community is now top down and is no longer an exercise in sincere information gathering but a disingenuous means to validate edicts.

Burlington saw the lowest turn out of eligible voters in the last municipal election because they have lost faith in the democratic process and these activist usurpers.

This translates into a general public distrust in the government, less faith in the rule of law and a greater potential for civil resistance and disobedience. In Burlington, the buck stops at the Mayors desk, who has set the tone for this new age Orwellian governance.

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Charles Zach is a born and bred resident of Burlington whose parents came to Canada when Hungary was invaded by the Russian government. They didn’t like what they were seeing then; their son Charles doesn’t like what he sees now.

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