Voting Privileges (SGBHC #14)

Is voting a right that your Dominant allows you to exercise for yourself or does s/he dictate who you vote for?

At first glance at the topic for this month’s Submissive Guide Blog Hop, I thought of course not.  My vote is mine and mine alone and Sir has no part in my political decisions. It was my gut reaction and then suddenly I realized this was not stated in our contract.  Oops!  And since I didn’t request this privilege, Sir could have told me how to vote.  We have lengthy political discussions and thankfully we are in agreement most of the time.  So perhaps this question is a moot point but the potential of this right as an American being taken from my hands and placed into the hands of another made me suddenly aware of the power exchange between us.  For some reason, it felt like a glaring omission on my part.

After reflection, I found the question of voting privileges similar to the common question “Would you cut off your finger if your Master said to?” since although the latter question would harm the slave and I know Sir would never request this, I hold the former privilege, owning my vote, as dear to me as my finger.  The real question then is will I request ownership of my vote in our next contract negotiations?  I will mull it over as the months go by but I do not think so.  I trust Sir will allow me to vote my conscience and I believe Sir does not wish to take control of my vote.  Sir controls the parts of my life that he wishes to.  These areas give him pleasure and are not a burden to him.  Prior to the Presidential election, I recall a brief conversation about our vote but since we were voting the same, maybe this exercise of power never entered his thoughts.

I mentioned the topic to Sir and he mentioned that dictating who I may vote for is actually against the law and goes against the concept of 1 person – 1 vote.  And I agree with his thoughts and realized that dictating my vote is actually immoral in my eyes.  He said that prevention of my voting was within the realm of our relationship but not the outcome of the vote.

There are probably other situations that are omitted from our contract that may arise in the future that I have not contemplated but I tend to not worry about them.  There is trust between us but Sir also knows me better than anyone in my entire life.  If he presented me with something difficult to do where I questioned his authority in that area of my life, in the end after discussion, I would acknowledge that authority and obey.  I do not wish our contract to become a list of caveats and omissions so that Sir’s area of control becomes like Swiss cheese.  Our contract reflects our relationship and it is too precious to me.

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3 Responses to Voting Privileges (SGBHC #14)

  1. Pingback: Submissive Guide Blog Hop Challenge #14 | Voting Privileges | pet's journey

  2. CoCo Bean says:

    I love your thoughts on this

  3. ted_subby says:

    Interesting comments about contracts. I guess that the inevitable gaps in a contract can be filled in with trust.

    My dominant wife Princess and I do not have a contract but in the same way that I trust her not to command me to do something way out of bounds (such as cut off your finger), she trusts me to give her feedback if something might damage her property (me) and she reinforces this by reminding me that I must communicate with her about issues.

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