Vote for change, Vote for your freedom
Saffron Dickson (who you may have seen here speak here) is a 15 year old first-time voter in next year’s referendum. Here’s why she’ll be voting Yes:
When it comes the independence debate, there are two sides – those who are scared, and those who are willing to put their own future in their own hands.
The ‘Better Together’ campaign are not about the best future for you, they can’t make the bright and prosperous future that I, you and every other Scottish citizen wants, all they can do is instil fear into you, lure you into a false sense of security, into a safety net that is about as much use as a chocolate tea-pot.
They do this one way- Propaganda. This isn’t just our future, this is our children’s, their children’s and so on, the decision we make will affect everyone, and for that reason we have to make the right one. Our country isn’t built on fear and belittlement, it was built by courageous, passionate men and women and it is our job to do justice to our homeland. Yes is the only way forward, literally. Staying as part of the union will take us backwards.
Are you willing to trust a government that betrayed us before on the promise of more power? Are you willing to trust a government you didn’t vote for? I for one, cannot do this, my heart says no alongside my head. We should not allow people to fall part of a failing system after being brainwashed into thinking we have a democratic set up, we are entitled to power over our OWN lives, we matter, we are people and we should count.
We live as part of a corrupt union with a corrupt government we never voted for. Don’t let yourself be pulled-in by the idea of fear of difference and change, this world is built on it, change shapes the future, the world’s landscape evolves into beautiful scenic areas with peaceful whispers of joy, just the same as Scotland will, if you trust yourself, if you trust me, and if you trust everyone that votes yes. Are you sitting down and saying ‘things never change’ ‘they’re all the same’? Then why don’t you make the difference, vote for change, vote for your freedom, and vote for yourself.