in deciding who will be in charge of our country. Those who don't vote -- really do you want me to make the decision in your place?
I believe in the right:
To Bear Arms, To Marry Whom You Wish, To Worship, To Work, To Serve Openly, To Free Speech, Right to Assemble, To Educate, To Dream, To Struggle First before accepting Hand Ups, To Vote
I accept the following forms of Socialism --- Libraries, Fire Departments, Police Departments, Schools, Parks, Public Highways, Humane Society, Social Security, Medicare, Armed Forces, Centers for Diease Control, etc...
It surprises me still (not as much as in my 20s) folks can complain about our government but, not actively participate in the process of governing.
To not vote in my humble opinion means folks do not take on the responsibility of citizenship. I have been places where 'voting' can mean getting killed. I have seen violence during elections and riots.
TRUST ME --- IT IS NOT PRETTY.
Today, there may not be any violence, military style coups, or over throws but, this will not last long in a society where folks are apathetic in the political process. And while I do understand the 'choice' not to vote; don't blame me for doing my job as an American citizen.
TRUST ME, if I had the choice to vote in/out my supervisors, financial advisors, or policy makers in my Air Force career, I would still be serving my country.
Steps off ballot box