Don't vote? Don't moan?
March 18, 2010 6 Comments
I just finished watching The Peoples Politician, and it made me think that those who don’t vote really lose their right to vote. In fact I said as much as twitter. I was picked up by a twitter follower saying that wasn’t really fair as the main three parties may not necessarily representthe views of everyone.
My come back was – well you should stand yourself if you don’t like what the the main parties are offering. Oh but I was told that doing that was not feasible, “because it means taking hours out of you life, possibly a new career (Hah!) and massive other trouble. For what, exactly?”
Well there you have it. First excuse is not liking the choices . Fine I can appreciate that, but when I suggest getting off the couch and doing it yourself it’s too much trouble. Sorry if you don’t vote because you don’t like the choices, but aren’t prepared to have a go yourself I have no sympathy. It’s all too easy to sit on the sidelines and moan without being prepared to do something yourself!