When it came to the EU Referendum it wasn’t all that easy to see how the UK politicians were playing their hand. It was a classic case of saying one thing and meaning another. It wasn’t obvious to the public and as it turned out, it wasn’t obvious to the politicians themselves.
In the UK, the voters learned that a protest vote is a dangerous path to take. Apparently some 1.2 million people in the UK now regret they voted to come out the EU. It’s important we use our vote wisely to make sure we make the right choice. There is no going back once a vote is cast. All votes should be cast for the right reasons.
It has been said the UK voted in protest. They were partly disillusioned with the government, wanting to vote against the Government’s policies, rather on EU issues. Many of the older generation also wanted the UK to go back to how the UK was before the European Union, but it’s all too late now. Even when votes have been cast and we have that air of euphoria before the dust settles, it’s easy to come back to reality when we take stock and realise there is no going back and we’ve made a mistake.
With the UK EU referendum, it was easy to feel disillusioned at the injustice of how it all worked out, particularly with the politicians’ behaviour. Trump and Clinton both have skeletons too in their closets, they’re using those skeletons against each other to win votes and for voters to cast their vote. As outsiders looking on, we could say this is not going about things in the right way, but that’s the name of the game. It wouldn’t be politics if it was.
We have to be able to trust the people we bring into power. We have to feel comfortable with our casting vote and when we look back know we made the right decision, regardless of the outcome. When it comes to the U.S election, a key issue is who can best represent the most powerful country in the world on the world’s stage. Who can represent democracy and the interests of the west in a world that is increasingly radicalised and divided.
We vote for the person who we believe has those exacting qualities. We should never see an election as an opportunity to vote in anger, or use our vote as a protest, but how you vote will not only affect you as Americans, but will affect the world too.