Monday, January 23, 2006

Vote and/or Die

Today is election day in Canada. The 2004 federal election saw a voter turnout of about 60%.
Not an inspiring figure.

In 2005, Iraqis voted three times(!): to elect an interim parliment (Jan); approve a new constitution (Oct); and to vote for a permanent parliment (Dec). The voter turnout was lower than Canada's, but not that different (between 50 and 60 percent it seems).

For nearly all Canadians, there is little risk of death from external sources during the voting process. Please realize the preciousness of the opportunities we have in this great country. Some do not vote because of apathy as they feel that it won't make a difference.
Well, you are right. It won't, because you didn't vote.


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