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Dyed All Hues

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What is your argument for or against "Voter Apathy"?

What is "voter apathy"?

People should always vote, right?

If you do vote, can you affect a system of government, or if you don't vote, can that have a greater impact on a system of government?

Ye or Ne?

Topics: voter apathy
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  • Oct 10 2012: This isn't apathy - it's disillusionment. We are not part of the process. When our choice is to vote for people who do not represent our views, or people we despise or not to cast a vote for any of them, we are blamed for being apathetic if we choose the later. It's not apathy. I'm passionate about ensuring that the vulnerable have a voice, that the weak are protected and the sick are cared for. There is no-one in power whom I can trust to protect those who need protection I have no voice because there is no-one to vote for.

    Worse than having no-one to vote for was having my vote stolen. I voted for Nick Clegg because he promised not to form a coalition with the conservatives. Now my vote has been used to put a government as bad as the Thatcher government in power. As someone who grew up in a pit town in the Thatcher years, the betrayal sickens me.

    So what impact do I have on the system of government when I have no voice, no power and the one meaningless attempt to speak that I have is stolen from me and used to smash everything I believe in?

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