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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Student Vote Reflections

Unlike a ton of countries, our country has the privilege of voting for our leader. For several years now only people that are 18 and over were eligible to vote, now they are giving children like us to vote and see what we had to say. However there is a reason why there was a restriction about the age, it waw there because most kids would vote for a random candidate and move on with their lives. I guarantee you that 2 out of 3 kids voted randomly because they didn't know what they were doing at all. Checking off a random name with not a care in the world. However I do think it was a intelligent decision to not count the votes.

Another topic I would like to bring to your attention is: is 18 years of age old enough? Will most students be mature enough to vote like a proper citizen? This is another good reason why they should prepare us young and let us vote now while we are still youthful. You might think that you will be like your parents sophisticated and intelligent when you are 18 however when you think about it, 18 years old is only 4 years away from grade 8. Now, think again, will you be mature enough?

Change, a word that a lot of people hate. This is why the same party wins several times in a row and it's not randomized. People are scared of what might happen and do not want to take risks. And I understand why, they see that life is good and if they change that, something terrible might happen; also they would have to live that way for 4 entire years. However that never gives the opportunity for others to make a difference.  Also sometimes when someone promises something, a lot of the time they are lying and have different plans in mind. This might be frightening and you might not want to go through this but you might be surprised with what you find.

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