April 07, 2011
Q&A: Alternative vote referendum - What do opponents of the change say?
Defenders of the current system say it generally leads to stable government and has historically reflected the will of the public in that unpopular governments have been voted out.*UAE joins Gulf forces to restore Bahrain's stability
“The UAE has decided to send a security force ... in response to a request by the sisterly kingdom of Bahrain to help and participate in strengthening security and internal stability,” [Minister of State for Foreign Affairs] Gargash said.Whatever the circumstances, it's a dead giveaway: if you use the word "stability", you're an enemy of democracy.
(Well, unless the circumstances involve architecture or tectonics.)
* The two halves of this sentence are, in essence, contradictory, but never mind.