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Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

Spikeygrrl Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:47 PM
FlaCracker: My vote used to cancel out my son's...but now that he's in his 30s he isn't so all-fired keen on "social justice" anymore. These days he's far more worried about earning a fair day's pay for a hard day's work, and is beginning to vote (GASP!) Republican :D

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....