The truth is, you actually do… that’s if you want to effect any real actual change. Otherwise, your vote is not necessary. Anyone telling you that you can make a difference without voting is lying to you. There is a reason we have government along with an election process. Your votes decide who ends up in office. Your vote counts.
You will hear pessimists tell you that your vote doesn’t actually count, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. All of your votes count and all politicians pay millions of dollars on single campaigns to influence your vote for a reason. Don’t believe the hype!
Don’t let anyone take your power from you by convincing you that you don’t have any power or that you only have the illusion of power. The illusion of power is actual a form of power in itself.
If anyone is trying to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter then that means they don’t want you to support what you believe will be in your best interest or someone else smarter than them has already convinced them that they are powerless and lack the ability to create any positive change.
When you don’t vote, that is where the powers that be get their true power from. If you are not an active voter then these political figures don’t have to worry about losing their jobs because they can bet that you will not vote against them. The less active a group is, the less important they become. That’s just how life works in our reality. Your votes mean everything.
You have to realize that when you do go out and vote, you are voicing your opinion and views. You are making a claim against all the things you believe are wrong and you are not saying that you agree with a politician but you are saying that you have more faith in the ideas of one politician over the other. That’s real power and this power structure exists from the smallest branch of government to voting for the president of your nation.
The act of doing nothing will create no positive effect. The act of doing nothing and not becoming active in the political system will open no doors or create a better anything for any group of people. The act of doing nothing will only act to further corrupt an already corrupt system that is our responsibility.