Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I am sick of people telling me to vote. I am sick of people telling me what is and is not my right versus what is and is not my duty. Worry about yourself and stop telling me to vote. If I want to then I will. If I don't that's not your concern.

I am not writing this because I don't want to vote or anything. In fact I think that's one of the most fantastic rights awarded to us in this country. But that is exactly what it is... a right. I hate the old idea (my parents did it all the time) that its your social and constitutional responsibility to vote. No its not, its your right to vote. If you do not want to take advantage of that so be it.

And another thing someone who is in the US legally can enjoy all the rights of the US Constitution that apply to them so stop saying that if someone doesn't vote then they have no right to complain. What about legal aliens? Or people here on long term work visas? They do not have the right to vote, but they most certainly have the right to complain about the government... its this funny lil thing called the first amendment.

Stop worrying about whether or not other people are going to take advantage of their rights and worry about yourself. If you want to vote then great! Go ahead and have a good time. If you don't want to vote then fine! Go ahead and have a great time. Thats the beauty of the United States, your rights are guaranteed no matter if you take advantage of them.

Ps. Facebook is the worse culprit of this. Obviously its your posts so do what you want, but please refer to the above when you are talking to me because I dont give two shits about who you vote for.

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