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Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

3129 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 4:56 PM
This is not a Democracy, it is a Representative Republic. For more than a century, Senators were not popularly elected. The president is still not elected directly, although in most states the electors are bound by the popular votes of their State, although constitutionally they are independent regarding who they vote for. The founding fathers foresaw what would happen under Jackson and van Buren, and tried unsuccesfully to prevent it. Viva la revolucion.

IF YOU'VE HEARD IT ONCE, you've heard it a thousand times: It's your civic duty to vote. Between now and Election Day – unless you're planning an extended session in a sensory-deprivation tank – you'll no doubt hear it again. And again.

Don't believe it. It's not your duty to vote.

Not that I'm against voting. I was 9 when I first saw the inside of a voting booth. It was Election Day, 1968. My father took me with him early in the morning when he went to vote and let me pull the lever for his candidate -- Hubert H....