— skedaddle @ 12:49 pm
A guy I know has decided not to vote – ever.
I don’t know that I agree with his reasons. However, I’m glad that that’s what he decided to do, at least in this election.
His reasons basically are that voting is more trouble than it’s worth and that by not being a registered voter, he doesn’t have to worry about being called for jury duty.
In my opinion, voting is a responsibility and a right. To my regret, for many years, I did not fulfill my responsibility and exercise my right in voting. However, during those same years, I was fulfilling what I considered to be just as important a responsibility. I was serving in the armed forces.
Jury duty is another responsibility. In my view, avoiding jury duty by not registering to vote is simply shirking a duty that’s part of being a citizen.
However, I’m glad he’s doing it. Knowing him as I do, I’m very sure of who he would be voting for in the presidential election. It’s not the man I voted for.
That’s one less vote for Bush. In my biased view, every vote less for Bush is a good thing.
Epilogue: I guess it really didn’t matter – sigh! (3 November 2004)
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