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Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

ca7 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 4:20 PM
"NO ONE without skin in the game should be privileged to vote. If you live off the government dole, if don't pay taxes, then you should not have the vote, period. " 1. Every citizen has skin in the game. 2. If you live off the government dole: Does that include farmers receiving subsidies? Does that include Paul Ryan who has received a taxpayer funded salary most of his adult life? Does that include senior citizens receiving social security benefits? 3. If you don't pay taxes: Assuming you mean income taxes and not all the other taxes people pay, does that include current members of our military? Does that include retired senior citizens?

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....