The Big Lie

photo by William Vandiver of voters casting ballets

The Big Lie or more accurately The Big Lies such as  ‘voting won’t change anything’ and  ‘if voting would change anything they would make it illegal’  discourage people from voting.  A vote in-itself does not guarantee change.  Changes are made by elected candidates and candidates are elected by  votes.  If the changes we vote for do not materialize, then the fault is with our choice of candidates and not because  “voting won’t change anything”.

One person, one vote is a threat to the status-quo and the reason why certain governments fear people exercising their right to a vote. Manuel Fernandes

Voting is an inheritance left for us by our ancestors , who earned this right with their sacrifices.  Some  risked everything even paying the highest price so we may have the right to vote for the changes we value.  Around the world many people are still risking their safety for their right to vote.  The One Person, One Vote it is the most powerful tool which exists for peaceful changes to our lives, our country, and our world.

Women’s suffrage in the United States was achieved gradually culminating in 1920 with the passage of the 19 amendment of the USA constitution. In Canada Women’s suffrage culminated in 1918 with the Act to Confer the Electoral Franchise Upon Women. Quebec was the last province to ratify the Act in 1940.

 

Please remember to vote!

 



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