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roamer_1:

--- Quote from: IsailedawayfromFR on October 12, 2020, 09:45:38 AM ---I'll add that every eligible American that chooses not to vote deserves what they get as well as they have tacitly agreed to accept the will of others to rule over them rather than execute their duty as a citizen.

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What a load of crap.

roamer_1:

--- Quote from: GtHawk on October 12, 2020, 12:21:03 PM ---Agree, we had a friend that made a point of telling us he didn't vote and the next time he bitched about how things were going I told him to shut up because until he voted, and I told him I didn't care how, he had no right to complain.

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Again, this is error.

The only demand the voter must fulfill, according to the founders, is to cast their vote with every judgement of conscience

If one conscientiously abstains - cannot vote for either when conscience stands in the way, the legitimacy of that abstention is every bit as valid as a vote.

In fact, the left and right do not exchange many votes. the difference is brought in the independents and in those who do not normally vote.

So abstention - Joining the mass that will not bother ti vote is in itself a statement on the legitimacy of the current race. If no one shows up (as happened in 2016) That serves to deny mandate, even if the win is not close. In that, even abstention has function.

in the end, the buyer is always right.If a campaign does not have the power to sway minds and influence people toward action, that campaign deserves what it gets.

Gefn:

--- Quote from: GtHawk on October 12, 2020, 12:21:03 PM ---Agree, we had a friend that made a point of telling us he didn't vote and the next time he bitched about how things were going I told him to shut up because until he voted, and I told him I didn't care how, he had no right to complain.

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I know someone like that too. His reason for not voting is he doesn’t want to do jury duty. I liked jury duty the one time I did it. I hope I get called again.

Smokin Joe:

--- Quote from: roamer_1 on October 12, 2020, 11:10:53 PM ---Again, this is error.

The only demand the voter must fulfill, according to the founders, is to cast their vote with every judgement of conscience

If one conscientiously abstains - cannot vote for either when conscience stands in the way, the legitimacy of that abstention is every bit as valid as a vote.

In fact, the left and right do not exchange many votes. the difference is brought in the independents and in those who do not normally vote.

So abstention - Joining the mass that will not bother ti vote is in itself a statement on the legitimacy of the current race. If no one shows up (as happened in 2016) That serves to deny mandate, even if the win is not close. In that, even abstention has function.

in the end, the buyer is always right.If a campaign does not have the power to sway minds and influence people toward action, that campaign deserves what it gets.

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In all too many cases, not voting is only a measure of apathy.

I get it that in yours it is a vote for "None of the Above", but I think overall that signal may get lost in the noise of those who don't care. (Except among those of us who know what you are thinking on the issue).

roamer_1:

--- Quote from: Smokin Joe on October 13, 2020, 06:03:29 AM ---In all too many cases, not voting is only a measure of apathy.

I get it that in yours it is a vote for "None of the Above", but I think overall that signal may get lost in the noise of those who don't care. (Except among those of us who know what you are thinking on the issue).

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And that apathy is whose fault? When someone doesn't want your product, is not excited to go get your product, where does that blame lie?

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