Why Don’t They Just Throw the Bums Out?

Many people in America, and new immigrants to Israel, are puzzled as to why the voters here can’t get rid of the bums in government. Carl in Jerusalem, in his excellent blog, explains (again) here about how the Israeli system is not like the American democratic one. In short, we don’t have a representational system, and we don’t have separation of powers. So although we are always touted as the “only democracy in the Middle East” – it is what I call “democracy light”.

Go over and read why.

Now you know why it pays to believe in G-d. It makes the craziness of living here much more bearable.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Batya
    Apr 07, 2008 @ 04:06:41

    On the other hand, so many of our elections have been held before their time, since the coalitions aren’t stable.

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