They're not voting because...
- I want to forego my duty as a citizen...
I want to forego my duty as a citizen. If you don't vote, fine, your choice, but then you have to shut up for 4 years, not complain when things go wrong or policies are implemented that you don't believe in and not get involved with any campaigns.
Enjoy your silence!written 15th Apr 2005
Luther Blissett replies: No, I think it should be thus: when things go wrong the voters are allowed to forcibly sack those in charge, cut their pensions and other perks (as some sort of reparation) and then put them in the stocks for a couple of days and pelt them with all kinds of filth.
The non-voters will not be allowed to participate in this last act.
That would get me voting.written 15th Apr 2005
Liz Booth replies: Somehow, my dear friend, I feel that may lead to an overwhelming temptation to vote in those persons whom you would most enjoy pelting with various unsavoury vegetables. Whilst this may give tremendous comfort to the obvious frustration with politicians I sense in your writing it may not, in the long term, but of tremendous benefit to, well, anyone else for that matter...written 15th Apr 2005
Lou replies: Wrong Darling, it is you voters who have no right to complain when the system goes wrong because with your vote you bought into the whole stinking system in the first place. Those of us who do not buy into the system are the ones who have he right to complain about it. If you have wit enough - work it out :-)written 15th Apr 2005
Jam replies: Ahh haa, Lou by not voting you in turn allowed the whole stinking system to come into force (as you would have obviously voted for the other side) so you are just as much to blame :) It's an endless cycle of blame :)written 15th Apr 2005