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18 April 2011 @ 01:36 am
We Can Make a Difference! Yes! We Can!!  
"If you're between the ages of 18 and 24 and you want to scare the hell out of the people who run the country, do the unexpected, take 20 minutes out of your day and do what young people the world over are dying to do: Vote!" - Rick Mercer

I know many people between this age group don't vote due to two main reasons which are how politicians don't cater to the younger generations but to the older generations as well as saying how young people feel that individually their vote doesn't really make a difference.

But it's a vicious cycle if you think about it. The less young people turn out to vote, the less effort politicians will naturally make to cater to them. They cater to the older people because the 65 to 74 years old demographic tends to register the highest voter turnout of any age group. So politicians have said that they plan to create more pension plans for the elderly... Us students? TAX TUITION INCREASE!!

Also, maybe our votes as the younger generations do not mean much individually, but concerning how there are at least 3 million strong of us across the country, who are eligible to vote, we could make a tremendous difference if we went out en masse on election day!

I mean considering how practically ALL the Arashi fans have watched the HnA Mannequin Five SP and most probably voted in the most recent one (I know I did... TWICE!). Think how much of a difference us INTERNATIONAL fans made to the outcome of that SP!!

Individually, the votes don't make a difference, but once you pool all those votes together, it made a BIG difference. Think about it, if those 8 800 people didn't vote for Sho at all, he would have ended up with ZERO votes!!

As such, I think it's a privilege that we get to have the choice of whether or not we want to vote and the choice on who we want to vote for. Many people around the world are dying to vote... Literally... DYING to vote. So why shouldn't we vote as well?!

So to all those who are in Canada and at least the age of majority, GET OFF YOUR LAZY BUMS AND GO VOTE ON MAY SECOND!! If you can't make it to the election day voting, attend the pre-voting that's in the last few days in April!!

*Inserts "Troublemaker" here* ARE YOU READY?! ~ DO IT!! DO IT!! ~ SWEET! SWEET! ~

That's right, I'm using Arashi for references to urge us young whipper snappers to go vote and make the difference to see how this election will turn out!

With that off my chest, I shall continue henceforth to drown myself in textbooks to prepare for my last two remaining final exams...
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: ♫ Arashi - Troublemaker
yuui1010yuui1010 on April 18th, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
When's the last time I'm interested in my country politics or even participating.....*thinking*
right, 5/4 years ago XDDD