Why we should all choose to use our vote

Sugarbaby125 By Sugarbaby125, 9th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1k1mno_i/
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I have been voting in local Elections and General Elections since I was 18 years old. Sometimes I am so disenchanted with all of the Political Parties and the Politicians on offer, that I am tempted to think that there is no point in me voting, but then I soon realise, that without my vote, I will have no say in the way the Government of my own Country is formed and governs me and my fellow woman and man.

Why my Vote Counts

There are many times in my life, when I have been reluctant to vote in my local Elections or in a General Election, but then I dragged my apathetic self down to the Polling Booth and cast my vote.

I have been a Labour supporter since I began to vote age 18. I vote Labour even when I am convinced that the Labour membership has chosen the wrong Leader for the Labour Party. Take our most recent Leader, Ed Milliband. I simply could not trust a man who had stabbed his own brother David in the back in his haste to become Leader of the Labour Party. If Ed could do that to his own brother, then as far as I am concerned, he did not have the right personality traits to Lead the Labour Party, let alone to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

No matter what your personal politics is, the most important thing is that each of has a duty to use our vote and should not be shouting our political opinions from the rooftops if we are not prepared to stand up and be counted when Elections are held. How can any of us have a hand in our political landscape if we do not use our votes?

There are so many corners of the World, where there are people crying out for their right to vote, putting their very lives on the line to have their democratic right to have a say on who governs them and who their Government is.

There are so many others who have gone before us, who suffered pain, humiliation, loss of their most basic human rights, been imprisoned or even lost their lives to pave the way for people like you and me to have our right to vote. So every time I am making my X on my ballot paper, I am always doing it for all of those people that paved the way for me to be able to do so in generations gone by. We should never allow the untold sacrifices of those that went before us, to have been in vain.


Take a look at the photos in this link, which I hope will give you food for thought

http:/www.nationalgeographic.com/selma-to-montgomery-photo-gallery/

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Human Rights, Political Leaders, Politicians, Politics, Polling Booth, Power, Strength, Votes, Voting

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author avatar Retired
9th May 2015 (#)

In what way did Ed stab David in the back? He had every right to stand for the leadership - the fact that his brother was also standing was surely nothing more than coincidence.

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author avatar Sugarbaby125
10th May 2015 (#)

Hi John, thanks for your comment. That is just my personal opinion. Ed caused such a rift in his own family, by swooping in and entering the Leadership contest, when it had looked as if David was a shoe-in for the Leader, that, I was appalled that anyone would sacrifice family harmony and love for a job, no matter how high profile and powerful that job is.

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author avatar Retired
12th May 2015 (#)

Whatever the rights and wrongs of Ed versus Dave, I am quite sure that Labour would have done better with David as leader.

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author avatar Sugarbaby125
12th May 2015 (#)

I believe Labour would have done better with David Milliband, but it's a moot point now. David has relocated to the USA political arena and seems to be thriving.

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