I do not know about you, but I have always found the party whip extremely offensive. If we are to assume that BC is a fair and democratic society, how can we allow one person to manipulate and effectively control the votes of an entire political party? In BC we have the unfortunate situation of being ruled by 2 parties, the BC Liberals and the BC NDP, both of which have and use their party whip. This means that the 2 party leaders can control all but a tiny handful of votes. BC needs more free votes, in a free society our elected representatives should be voting the way we want them to, not the party elite. This puts MLA’s in a difficult spot of having a master to answer to before the people of BC.
Do you believe that party leaders such as Adrian Dix or Christy Clark should be controlling the way YOUR MLA votes? I know I sure don’t.
If you want an MLA that is not tied to a party ideology and not whipped into voting party line rather then for the community they are supposed to represent, vote Josh Steffler – Independent this May 14th. As an independent, there is no party boss between you and me, my service would be to you, my loyalty would be to my community not a party.
Josh Steffler: Liberty Today For A Prosperous Tomorrow