Your Vote Matters
Last Modified: 13/06/2019
Voting is the best way for citizens to affect politics. We have to elect those who will work for us.
- 1Politics affects everyone and the best way for citizens to affect politics is by voting.
- 2Although it is easier to criticize our politicians than to praise them,...
- 3...it's important to remember we elected them.
- 4Ideally, we elect people who will faithfully represent us at both the local and national level...
- 5...and we have only ourselves to blame if they don't.
- 6Some of the issues that affect citizens and their decision to vote...
- 7...for certain candidates are based on local issues.
- 8People may want more parks nearby.
- 9People living in cities may want more or less development in their neighborhood.
- 10Others want improvement in air quality or less industry in their area.
- 11Finally, some citizens may want improved city services and a more responsive government.
- 12At the national level, citizens may want a stronger national defense...
- 13...or more international prestige and power for Korea.
- 14Citizens and other groups may want to see improvement in the education system.
- 15Laborers and unions may want the minimum wage to rise or see other types of labor reform.
- 16Businesses and the wealthy may want their taxes reduced.
- 17In short, every citizen or citizen group wants something.
- 18To get what we want, it's up to us to elect those who will work for us...
- 19...and to vote out of office those who don't.
- 20It is often said that citizens get the government they deserve.
- 21Don't we deserve better?