Fortunate for us we live in a country where we have the privilege to choose people we believe have the ability to make this nation prosperous; people who work for the benefit of society and wellbeing of all by providing a system where all basic needs like food, shelter, education and health care are readily and affordably available.
As we are approaching Election Day we would like to remind our fellow Dominicans that it’s our right to vote – a right that many people made great sacrifices and fought for. Allow me to express a few other simple reasons why we should vote and vote wisely:
- To ensure that important issues like social security are dealt with in the most appropriate manner and principles like honesty are exercised. Voting allows you to eliminate the less desirable candidates and replace them with those who share your views.
- Your children. You probably aren’t in a situation where you can provide jobs for your children on your own and continue to protect them from the cruelty of life but you know their needs and wants, you have plans for their future. The government you choose will greatly affect your children’s life.
Although the importance of voting has been emphasized worldwide there are still those who may give reasons why they shouldn’t vote. Amongst those reasons are; “all politicians are the same” and “my vote will not count” but each and every vote in fact counts. Here I quote American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson who said “Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good. ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.”
Election Day is only 2 days away. Exercise your right to vote but remember it’s not a matter of which politicians you like or prefer it’s a matter of placing the nation (family, friends, neighbours, education, health care, national security, employment, infrastructure etc.) into capable and responsible hands.
For the love of country VOTE conscientiously!