Monthly Archives: November 2011

Vote or Shut Up!

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Photo by Jennifer Moo

I know there are Vancouver citizens that couldn’t vote in the city election last night. I understand that some are house ridden, disabled or elderly, but those that could walk, there is no excuse. There was only a 34% turnout, which is pretty dismal. Provincial and Federal elections aren’t that much better either.

Voting made me also ponder about all the other benefits that come with it. As a voter, it gives you several privileges that you may not be unaware of. You are entitled to a voice and a point of view and no one can strip you of that. If you choose to sit on the fence and be a sofa analyst you haven’t earned the right to express yourself about local or worldwide contention. Remember this quote: “Words – Action = Nothing”.

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