The election day is coming very very soon and when I speak to my peers and family relatives, I find a growing number in people who aren’t going to vote for the P.A.P. Although I do believe that everyone has the right to have an opinion and choose their government, I do want to urge all of you to think hard about this.
The reason to why I am writing this is because I am worried that our country will divide and lose its winning streak. Here are some things to think about.
What are some of the primary factors that you consider to be important to you? A home, good education and schools, a progressive nation, social stability, security and reliability. Obviously there are more things but for such a young nation, we’ve already achieved all that. Thats a sign of a government that cares and has continued to care for its people. We’ve become probably close to 100% literate and have acquired skills that globalized our nation. Every Singapore child has the privilege to amazing education. Every Singaporean lives in a well looked after neighbourhood and has the freedom of movement that the people of many other countries could only dream of.
Sure there are many flaws you can bring up, but how can we ever have a perfect government? There’s always something that won’t work for us. But most of us live comfortably and are given equal opportunities to grow and enhance our lives.
Many other people would say, “It’s time for change, the P.A.P. has been in power for too long”. But why is it time for change? We shouldn’t ask for change just for the sake of change. We should only demand change when our government begins to fail to deliver. Has it ever failed you? The problems I face in my life are problems that I created, not my government. Others would say, “What about the rising taxes?”. What about it? We’re a country growing in population size and economy and buildings and schools and we need to expand to continue to sustain our exponential success rate. We should only question the rise in tax if nothing is given back to us. Look around you! Try to recall just 10 years ago, huge difference right? Forget 10 years, recall just 2 years! There are so many new things given to us. National expansion is accelerating.
What I am trying to say is, we should vote for what works. This is a system that works for our country and continues to deliver and deliver well. Whatever new policies P.A.P. has created, don’t think of it as unfair. Just trust that there’s obviously a good reason for it. Because I know, deep down, that my government will look after me should anything happen.
I don’t hate the other parties, I just think that it’s not the right time for change.
Love your country.
P.S. : I’ve noticed some comments on this post and don’t get me wrong but I am completely open to refutes and thats why I approved them. Just remember to be civil and respectful to each other so it doesn’t get out of hand. I don’t want to be the medium for any hate. So far it’s okay though. Thanks for reading and feel free to speak your mind.