Isn’t it strange that one of the issues in political circles these days, on both sides of the border, is “selfies”?
Some complain that our prime minister seems more interested in personal pictures than pipelines.
In the U-S, a judge is deciding whether people can take selfies when they vote.
In New York, there is a state law that makes it illegal for people to show their marked election ballots to others. Your secret ballot has to go into the box, with no one knowing how you voted.
Is that to eliminate the chances of vote buying and proving you voted for the person who bid for your ballot?
What business does the government have telling you what you can and cannot divulge about your political preferences?
The government lawyer says social media is just a fad and should not be indulged, but, the lawyer for three people challenging the “no selfie in voting booths” law argues that social media is not just a fad. For some people, he says, it’s a way of life.
As we wait for the judge’s decision, what is social media to you, a fad, or a way of life, or something in between?
Let me know what you think.