If you don't vote, you have no right to complain. It's only one vote (unless you live in Chicago) but it does matter.
Too many people have fallen under the belief that their vote doesn't count. The voting turnout numbers are pitiful, and we are being self-destructive of our democracy. People should exercise their right to vote, or else they have no right to complain about who is in office or the state of the nation.
You shouldn't vote unless politics interests you and you know who and what you are voting for, that requires dedicating a few hours to studying your candidates and learning the policies. An uninformed vote is very harmful, I respect any voter so long as they can justify what they vote for, if you are voting just on a party line or just because you want to vote or because you have some vague idea of what you are voting for then stay home and sleep in it's better for the country.
It's your civic duty. If you don't vote, you lose a privilege that are denied oppressed people (such as women for a long time). Also, you lose your right to voice dissent to current policies or leaders.
It all depends on what you believe in. I follow the candidates running and choose for who's ideals are close to mine. Don't vote for a certain party, vote for what and who you believe in.
I believe everyone should vote; throughout history there are those who have suffered and died so that future generations could vote, have their voice heard, especially the suffragettes. I think Britain (& anywhere else) should have the Australian system, where it is compulsory to vote unless you have mitigating circumstances - it doesn't take much to do, it's only now and then, and it gives you the right to choose, to say what you think, to object when things go wrong and to make a difference.
by mattmcnapa8 years ago
why do people continue to complain about the government yet do not vote?is there an underlying belief that voting doesnt matter or are they just content to be miserable.
by tlmcgaa705 years ago
what do you think about them? plz keep it clean.
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