You’re missing a point here and it’s an obvious one. When I mention those who do not vote, I am referring to those who drape themselves in a faux patriotism that’s all stars and stripes and no liberty and justice for all. I come from a people who were denied the right to vote for centuries, so that right is something near and dear to me. I’m not denying a person’s decision; but at the same time, but those people have no reason to neither complain or praise about the system if they’re not willing to educate themselves as to what the issues are and what candidates stand for. No one can know everything about a candidate, that’s why the phrase well informed was invented. Knowledge isn’t all or nothing.

Please.

Democracy is a highly valuable thing. And if people aren’t willing to do a modicum of their due diligence … they don’t have a leg to stand on when the fit hits the shan.

(Pardon me while I slip into my wolf costume. Watch out for the fangs and claws — GRR!!!)

For the record, I wish that NO ONE vote blindly. That’s part of how we got into the situation we’re in now. Willful ignorance is the absolute lamest excuse around. Shame on you for feebly trying to start a fire where there was none. Hate you? I don’t even know you. I’m not telling people how to believe. I’m stating what “I” believe. If you’re feeling convicted by what you read, that’s on you. What I am doing is stating that freedom comes with responsibility, if one is not willing to educate oneself even marginally enough to participate in the process one certainly has no credibility when they say oh, the process is certainly working. And they certainly can’t say the process is failing them.

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