Election

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One month, until the election booth opens. “Yippee” my friend Cass says. I don’t know why she’s thrilled, it’s only the election. Just like voting for a class captain except now we are 18, not in school and we have to vote for a captain of our country. The mention of the word country, just adds a bit more importance to everything, doesn’t it?
Ten minutes of my life is going to be gone just to go and vote. A whole months worth of ads used up for elections, when they can be accounted for six episodes of Gossip Girl. Gone. My life right now is sky rocketing. In two more weeks there will be no more campaigns. Cass can’t get a hold of herself; I think she is going to explode. I think I am going to explode. Mum is starting to take interest and is asking me for election advice. Seriously mum, what am I suppose to know? “You should be interested in the elections, first time you get to vote. Aren’t you excited? It’s your future here we are all voting for, use your power, use your rights, make it count! Don’t you know how significant voting is; it’s so special that it doesn’t come every single year.” Blah blah blah, mum is going through her whole sixties, feminist, power phase, saying “voting is great and democracy is awesome.” Democracy is only majority rules, and voting is just another word to accompany it. Rights and power, if we all had rights and power why didn’t the blacks utilise their power to get their land back they had the rights and numbers to do so. However it doesn’t just take rights to make a mark, it includes actions and voices as well. Less than seven days to go. Cass has made a mind map of why she should vote for Rudd and why vote for Howard. Mum is helping her. The big question of the week, “Rudd or Howard?” I can’t go anywhere without someone mentioning Liberal or Labour. I can see why people are so interested they don’t want any idiot running their…...

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