As a resident of the Warringah (federal) and Wakehurst (state) electorates, I can be forgiven, I hope, for thinking that democracy is a failure.
But I am heartened to see that the citizens of Western Australia are intelligent enough to reject utterly the propensity of many of our so-called leaders to stoop to whatever depths (eg grubby, unprincipled preference deals) they feel are necessary for them to retain or win power. People don't react well to being blatantly and cynically manipulated, or to being ignored, to suit politicians' self-interest.
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.