Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: We are the citizens of Singapore and we want to vote
Like many Singaporeans, I am feeling a little empty since the General Elections ended.
After the heady feeling of attending rallies, discussing politics with friend and stranger alike, and exercising my vote as if the fate of the Free World and the Galactic Alliance depended on it, I am left to my old life again.
After the X was drawn in the box, what next?
Once you have tasted the fountain of life that is your ability to vote, you start to think.
"That was great! I actually made a difference in my country's political future! I made them LISTEN, dammit!"
Your next thought becomes,
"Ok, what else needs my vote now? Give me anything! Another part of our government? An Upper House or Lower House, maybe? Don't the Americans get to vote a President, a Senate and a House of Representatives? Why can't Singapore have a few more institutions for me to use my awesome power?" (cont'd)