Think! … Your Country Needs It.
It is becoming more and more evident that people are losing the ability to think for themselves and are swayed by pleasant words, platitudes, sharp-looking suits and stuck-in-a-rut thought patterns.
People who blindly follow a leader, political ideology, belief or value system without questioning, are fooling themselves with a false sense of security.
Sadly politics at all levels is about popularity not ability. People vote because they know of a person and not necessarily what they stand for or what skills and experience they bring. Traditional party voting patterns are not agents of growth or change, they are merely a resignation to the same old thinking that holds our country from moving on.
Research is required into each candidate in each electorate and to all parties in the national race for power. Whether the party is blue, green, purple, red, turquoise, yellow, polka-dotted or striped, it is the responsibility of all those eligible to vote to research each ideology the best they can and vote based on their own conclusions and personal values systems. Sadly I don’t think many people do.
There are ample occasions to meet and question candidates at this time of the election cycle and throughout each term of government. If the government is going to represent the people the people must present themselves for representation.
If you hadn’t noticed there is an election in a few weeks time in New Zealand; how about exercising your brain and take every opportunity to question all candidates before making your mind up.
Think for yourself, question, debate, research well and exercise your right to vote for the sake of our great country.