Sick of it |

Sick of it

Is anyone else besides me sick of the negative political ads? I have voted for the last 42 years and I have finally reached my limit.

Attempting to be an ‘informed citizen’ so that I can vote responsibly appears to be no longer possible. I now see why young 18-year olds are staying away from the election booth in droves.

Ads for opposing candidates appear to be focusing on how bad the opponent is, and not how good the candidate will be for the electorate.

I am not interested in what one candidate says their opponent may do if they are elected. I am only interested in what the candidates commits to now.

Why don’t we hold candidates to “election commitments” and not “election Promises”? In Germany, it is against the law to publish negative ads about one’s opponents. Maybe it’s time we had the same law here; but who is going to enforce this? Government controlled commission or elected politicians simply don’t have the resolve to help us anymore.

My simplistic solution is to ‘vote the scally-wags out.’ At least new politicians won’t be as adept at ineptitude as the incumbents.

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