10 February 2010

Vote Out PAP? I Don't Think So.

The above is a Youtube clip posted and possibly created by a certain Wendy Neo, urging Singaporeans to vote out the People's Action Party in the coming Singapore General Elections.

First and foremost, I DO NOT endorse nor approve this message.

It is my wish to vote in more opposition to have a more balance voice in Parliament but to vote out PAP is a tad too knee-jerk drastic. On the report card, the PAP has not exactly failed us but I want something above a mere C- grade. Hence a total overhaul of the Singapore Gahmen 未免动作太大了一点?

We want evolution. Not revolution.

I want the people of the nation to get rid of the freeloading useless under performing MPs who snuck into Parliament under the cloak of the GRC. In their place, we welcome good capable men and women to step forward, work hard and earn their seat in the Gahmen the rightful way. Then and only then will they appreciate the value of their position and remember the folks who had supported and put them there.

Think about it, do we even know if the new opposition is good enough to take over the entire Gahmen? Yes, we currently have a few good people in the opposing camp like Chiam See Tong, Low Thia Kiang, Sylvia Lim and perhaps Kenneth Jeyaratnam as well but certainly not enough in numbers to take over the Gahmen.

We have to be careful when we bring in alternative candidates. We cannot happy happy just bring in people for the sake of filling up the numbers.

I said time and again (read below),

Never Vote The Village Idiot Just To Spite The Arrogant Incumbent.

I am staunchly against the unfairness of the GRC concept to the extent to which I felt is downright cheating. Untested candidates sliding in on the coat tails of strong incumbents is cowardly.
I repeat. It's cowardly. Do we want cowards to lead us?

I apply the same yardstick to the opposition too. No one is to enter via the backdoor. Absolutely no one.

Let's bring back the 1-to-1 fights of the good old days. Let's bring back the Single-Seat Wards. Let them undergo the baptism of fire and not hide away like cowards. I believe this is the only way that we can be assured that the victor is one who is worthy to serve the interest of the people before self.
Even if it is an uncontested ward, let's put in a referendum and let people give their blessings to the walkover candidate.

This my friends, is democracy in its true spirit. 

- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 5:08 pm
interesting..... and I suppose these people think the unknown alternative is 'better'?? Surely we need to know who these alternatives are and how competent they are, before we can even vote them in??

2. Ruok left...
Thursday, 11 February 2010 1:32 am
yeah man, bring back the 1 on 1!!
3. Hamie left...
Thursday, 11 February 2010 2:10 am
i concur
4. JayWalk left...
Friday, 12 February 2010 12:38 am :: 
Pam: Even if unknown candidate, let the people have a say via their votes instead of smuggling under the cloak of strong incumbents. That way, if in the event we did voted in a dud, we can't complain coz we voted him in. Having said that, we can just as easily vote him out in the next election.

Bottom line is that the people gets to decide their future.

ruok & hamie: Yeah!

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