Sacrificial Voting

"Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." -Proverbs 31:9

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." (Plato)

My polling card dropped through the letterbox this week, but that's been far from the only indicator that we're in the midst of an election campaign. In the constituency of East Belfast where I work, it seems like political parties have been working through the gears of their respective campaigns since not long after the 2010 results were announced. Northern Ireland as a whole is in the middle of a three year "tri-cycle" of elections: local councils, Westminster and Assembly - and there's nowhere to hide! Continue reading