Thursday, 7 May 2015

Democracy in Action

We went early, before school.
I did it once.
The Brainy One did it three times.
The Boy Child wanted to, but I didn't allow him.
It would have been against the law.
Whether or not we affect the overall result,
we made our voices heard.
Have you say.
Get out and vote.
And if you really can't find a candidate worthy of your vote,
 mark your ballot paper, "none of the above".
.....
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government
 except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
Sir Winston Churchill, 1947.  

6 comments:

Abi said...

I so so agree Ruth. It's important that our voice is heard and counted. It was great to see people queueing around the block at my local polling station.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I couldn't agree more, despite the fact it's pretty much a foregone conclusion where I live. The seat having been held by the Tories for my entire life time. I'll be going to vote once The Mechanic gets home.

Sian said...

We'll be going later tonight. It's weird to think TTO will be voting in a different country this time..

scrappyjacky said...

DD1 and myself will be going to vote when she gets home from work....no foregone conclusion here....every vote should count.

Margaret J said...

I went early and this early evening there are lots of people passing the house going towards the Polling Station.

Ladkyis said...

My granny marched with the Suffragettes and taught me that using your vote in an election gives you a voice to complain afterwards. I have never missed a vote since I became old enough to use it and my children are the same.

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