Why Vote?


Awhile ago, when I as leisurely driving home, I was thinking of so many things. From the thoughts of having Franfurters for dinner to my wildest adventures, it was a major Masajo moment, a moment of pure dyslexia and inconsistency.

But after thinking if hotdogs can become a king’s dinner, my mind suddenly shifted politics. “Profound mode”, ika nga. But I was thinking of serious things; political speeches, a blog under fire, and the future of this nation.

Then, in the middle of Sta. Lucia Mall traffic, I queried, to whom do we actually owe an honest vote?

Some politicians, activists, and others say that we owe the vote of change to our children, the so-called “heirs to the future”. So they say that when we vote, we must always take into consideration leaving an afloat nation for the sake of our children.

While I see this as a noble cause for us to cast our vote, why do we have to votefor our children’s sake? Why not vote for ourselves or for our country? Why does our reason have to be something else other than this nation’s growth? Not that I find voting for our kid’s sake as bad but this nation needs people to step up on her behalf.

So in the coming general elections, 2010, as we once again listen to the recycled rhetoric of TRAPOs and to the fiery speeches of the youth who want to change this nation, let us not vote solely for our children but also for a republic in dire need of rescue from its citizens.

About carlomasajo
I am a 21 year old Fine Arts student from the University of Santo Tomas trying to help this nation become a better one.

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