I have always been an opinionated person, strongly so and some would even say maybe too opinionated. I have never been shy about expressing myself and this has led to many arguments, arguments which if given the opportunity to go back in time and keep quiet to avoid having, I’d have again in a heartbeat.
I have a voice, it is only one but it is ultimately mine. I refuse to be silenced and I refuse to compromise in an effort to “keep the peace”. I will always make my feelings clear as long as I feel that it is my truth and it does not encroach on the rights of another. Part of this expression I speak of is exercising my right to vote on election day. I feel strongly about my country and I feel strongly about what I believe is the right decision for my country’s future. I will not say what that is because that is not the point. The point is we all have the right to vote and we need to exercise that right. This is the true power of democracy. We are given the opportunity to decide on the very future of our country and our people. Do not waste it. Do not give into the foolish notion I hear so often: “It doesn’t matter who is the President, I still gotta hustle” or “Whatever party wins, it doesn’t affect me “. Of course you are affected, to say otherwise is a fallacy.
May 11th, 2015 may be remembered as a day of unparalleled significance in our country’s history. You have the right, no the duty to be a part of the decision that has such significance to our country and the lives of you and your loved ones. I am not campaigning for any particular party here, I am campaigning for democracy.
I am appealing to my peers especially, many of whom are put off by politics and have chosen to be apolitical. We cannot afford to be apolitical, we simply cannot afford to surrender the power that has been entrusted to us. I implore all of you to head out to polls tomorrow and help make history. It is our duty as children of this great nation.