Ok folks...its voting day. There are very few legitimate excuses for not voting. One such excuse would be that on the way to the polling station you are attacked by a dog and rushed to the hospital and by the time you are released, the voting has been closed. But that's a pretty extreme circumstance. Think of the people all over the world that brave bomb threats, death threats...there are people who risk their own safety to vote. As Canadians, the most common reason for not voting is that they just can't be bothered with it. They don't think their vote counts anyway. Well peeps, this year it does. If nothing else, vote in just this election because this year, your vote really DOES make a difference. (now, i know a few people in calgary who don't vote for the Harper tribe, and yes, it does get frustrating that they elect a loon over and over...even Harper is embarrassed by him, but your vote still counts). If you don't vote, you forfeit your right to complain when things go wrong. I know that if I didn't vote, I'd feel like I was letting down all the women who haven't had the right to vote, who don't have the right to vote and who won't have the right to vote in the future.
I promise I won't be so self-righteous and preachy next post. I just think that voting is important.