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How can government be so…dumb…when they meet in a place like this?

This is the Legislature building in Victoria, BC.  It is beautiful and old.  Click on the photo above and you can see more detail.

It was built from 1893 to 1896.  It is remarkable in its details.

So, my question is, “How can a group of individuals meet regularly in this amazing building and get nothing done?”  Someone, or ones, spent a great deal of time and effort making sure that this place looks the way it does.  The least we could do is elect people who are effective in their jobs, care about more than getting re-elected or avoiding criticism and are selfless civil servants.

Wow, I am feeling the rants tonight.  Sorry.  Enjoy the pretty building.

 

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7 responses

  1. Rachel

    Politics aside that is one GOREOUS photo….well done!

    October 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    • Aww…thanks so much.

      October 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm

  2. “The heavy burden of responsibility” doesn’t seem to be a very common sentiment these days, does it? I sometimes wonder if all the fancy architecture doesn’t breed an excessive sense of security and self-importance. I bet if legislators were paid much less, and met and travelled in cramped and slightly uncomfortable conditions, they’d be less apt to get lost in the swank of “being important”. Moreover, I’d imagine only those with a real drive to be constructive would even bother to run for office.

    October 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

  3. Stunning shot

    October 18, 2011 at 3:04 am

  4. love the photo! it reminds me of some historical movie i was once saw…

    October 18, 2011 at 6:14 am

  5. This is an amazing photo! Thank you for sharing!

    October 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm