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Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

Joseph64 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 9:47 AM
Not voting may only have a tiny effect on national elections, but for local elections it can have a huge outcome. Remember that Washington depends on local government for implementation of their policies so if the party in power in Washington also controls your local government, they will have a much easier time making their policies stick, for good or for ill.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 1:11 PM
my state votes to retain judges. How do I become informed about their positions? they aren't even listed as D,R,or I.
I usually vote to NOT retain judges.most of them do NOT uphold the Constitution.(Like in gun rights)
Spikeygrrl Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:34 PM
Jay, this is the situation in my state too. But i's easy to become informed about judicial candidates -- and candidates for any other office which does not list candidacies by party -- by visiting relevant Voter Guides online. Both major parties publish them, as do a wide variety of civic organizations and interest groups.

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....