Would you sell your election vote?

Philippines
April 28, 2010 4:51pm CST
As a voter, I'm sure many would agree that a million pesos would be wonderful to have. But to exchange my vote for what will ultimately be the fate of our country is too much for my conscience to handle. I think the best thing we can do is to start thinking wisely, to ultimately vote whom we consider to be the most qualified. Who we put in the highest position in our country will greatly reflect on us and how the rest of the world would look at us as a nation. Does your personal for president have a price?
3 responses
@cmjune76 (274)
• United States
28 Apr 10
In America, that would be illegal; so wouldn't do it. It's not worth the risk! It could fall under some Terrorism law and I'd end up in prison for life.
1 person likes this
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
I'm ashamed to admit this but here in the Philippines some government officials practice this kind of system "vote buying". Yes we have a law but it is so hard to implement it because it will take a longer time and judges are bribed. I mean the culprits have a sure way not to be punished. Sometimes I'm not proud being a citizen to my country. Thanks for responding.
@redhotpogo (4436)
• United States
29 Apr 10
heck yes i would. Do you really believe your vote is making a difference? Do you really believe your vote is actually counted. Then you've got alot to learn. Someone offers you money for your vote, take it. Its the only thing you're going to get out of the election.
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
Well here in the Philippines you will not be persecuted anyway; unless you are caught and if you're not influential person you'll surely will end up in jail. If everybody does what you're planning to do the more our country would be dammed. Even if I didn't get anything out of this coming election I still stick to my stand: No to accepting bribes or vote buying. Good luck and thanks for responding.
@arunvenu (274)
• India
29 Apr 10
I would never do that because it will affect the prosperity of the country. Votes are a medium for the people inorder to select their representatives to rule the country. Votes are for selecting a person who is wise and who can do further developmental activities for the country. If everyone is voting for money then it will be of no use
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
Thank you for responding; I'm glad there are still people like you who are honest and have their civil rights implemented in a legal and honest way. Keep it up!