Happy Traditional First Tuesday in March Texas Primary Election Day. Ahh, the memories…
Vote if you want to, with my support and encouragement. Don’t vote if you don’t want to. Again, with my support and encouragement.
Allow me to explain. Voting is a sacred privilege, one for which we should all be eternally grateful, given the sacrifices our American heroes have made to preserve our right to vote.
Voting is a profound privilege and a high-yield opportunity.
But it is not an obligation. It is not a duty. It is not a chore, and treating it as if it is one diminishes its precious value.
And, yes, there are times when not voting can be an active, rational and effective way of expressing civic responsibility.
Unacceptable vs. Unacceptable is unacceptable. And this cynical notion of “the lesser of two evils” is a mindless, lazy copout.
Settling for either of two dismal options strikes me as un-American.
And our two-party system is failing us as never before.
If you choose, for reasons of principle rather than laziness or inconvenience, not to vote today, don’t let anyone guilt-trip you.
And, please don’t let anyone lay this ridiculous notion of, “If you don’t vote, you forfeit the right to speak” claptrap on you.
No, you don’t. And there may be times when not voting speaks loudly and powerfully.
Voting is a privilege. It is not an obligation.