I am not much of a political animal.
Having democratic freedom allows me to undertake more interesting cogitations.
Australia has 3 tiers of elected representatives;
1. Local Government
2. State Government
3. Federal Government.
Until recently I would have argued that State Governments amounted to democratic overkill, a waste of public money, and should be abolished. Australia with its relatively small population has 1 Territory, and 6 States, one of which, Tasmania, a miniscule island, with a few more years of continental drift will probably bump into Antarctica and be effectively governed by the penguins who live there.
I watched Happy Feet. I know my stuff.
My disillusionment with State Government commenced while living through the exhausting reign of Queensland Premier Joh, one of the most vindictive, despotic, divisive un-Christian Christians ever to be elected by a gerrymandered minority to public office.
His leadership enabled systemic corruption of police and politicians , which was thankfully, eventually, exposed by courageous good people.
Joh has now gone to his God.
Now, as I look around the world at Burma and Zimbabwe and all the other countries where the power of the people has been extinguished, I have changed my mind.
When it comes to having democratic government systems, then one too many is infinitely more preferable than having one too few.