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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
 
 
 
corlee1289: Kaibutsu-kun Jun Elf Wink *dies*corlee1289 on April 20th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
What are you talking about?! Of course there's room in the Tardis! It's bigger on the inside!!

Yeah, come September, we'll all be screwed over in school... YAY!

I honestly hope that it won't take people to die first before they actually do SOMETHING about that death trap bridge.
suu9 on April 20th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
Don't know if the Doctor would want a crowded Tardis, just sayin'.

Hmmm. Aside from AN and Tessa's birthday, we need to meet. There's always my work's beach party, but I'm not attending this year. Water parks with work aren't as fun when attending alone with friends and family.

Let's hope it doesn't come to that.
corlee1289: My purchase of Prince Jun ♥corlee1289 on April 20th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
Really? I was under the impression that he liked company... And they'll be doctors as well!!

I'm sure there will be many other opportunities to meet up!!

I mean, there's the PotC movie that will be released on May 20th as well as the last installment of HP being released sometime during the summer as well~
suu9 on April 20th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
I guess--I need to watch more episodes. Thankfully the Space Channel plays them everyday at 11:00AM and 8:00PM Monday to Thursday.

I was kind of hesitant of going to watch the fourth movie, but perhaps if there's more Barbossa, then I'll consider it. As long as Elizabeth and Will don't make an appearance...pirates and romance don't mix well and give me a stomach ache.

I am looking forward to the last Harry Potter film--though I think I'm going to cringe at the epilogue.