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Sunday, January 10, 2010

I think I will vote this election…

And I think you should too. I will not tell you whom to vote for. That is entirely upto you. But please, vote for someone.

As for myself, I am someone who have only voted once before – and I am 26. What with all that horrible ink stain that refuses to go away for days, and the fact that I had no real interest, and felt no sense of responsibility nor connection with politics put me off the whole voting thing.

But you see, I have realized that we can't just wipe our hands off our responsibility of voting in a president. Yes, the way I see it, it is not just our constitutional right, but also our responsibility. I've heard somewhere that people get the leaders they deserve. So what if you don't care much for any of the candidates? There is always a choice and you have to make one.

Fact is, we have to work with what we've got. If you feel like something should change, vote for the person who you believe will make that change. If you feel something should stay the same, vote for he who will ensure that.

Can't be bothered to decide between the candidates? Tough. But you can't enjoy the fruits of democracy without taking on some responsibility as well.

Voting gives you a voice. You think one vote wont count? One vote becomes hundred, and thousand and more when one is combined with others who think like you.

Oh and another thing – if you can't be bothered to cast a ballot, you really don't have any right to complain about the government/president you don't agree with – no matter how much they suck. :)

So please, VOTE!