I was driving south down Cook Street, taking my nine-year-old son to school. An elderly man was planting election signs every metre, from Fort Street all the way down to Southgate. There was a veritable explosion of signs on public property.
As there were no cars behind me, I stopped my car, rolled down the window and inquired of him, "Is it legal to put election signs on public property?"
"Yes," he answered gruffly, "We got clearance from the city." Satisfied with his answer, I began to drive away, yet my window was still open. He spat out: "Not that it's any of your business."
This statement still rings with me. Yes, what right do I have as a citizen to inquire? What right do I have to question? Clearly, democracy is none of my business.
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