1. Everyone says I have to.
Log into facebook at all today and it’s going to be filled with pictures smug people (taken by themselves) proudly displaying their “I voted!” sticker. This is the part that has always confused me. Why do you feel the need to brag that you voted? So everyone knows that you “did your civic duty” and are a productive member of society? Because you like the design and think it’s aesthetically pleasing? Or so you can hold it over people that didn’t vote? I think that’s probably a main factor here.
Everyone that doesn’t vote is shunned and viewed as a lazy, incompetent, apathetic asshole that probably gets food stamps, doesn’t know where Alaska is, and hates the troops. This is retarded bullshit. I’ve often heard people say, “It doesn’t matter who you vote for, just vote!” Why? Because I can? “Yes! People died for your right to vote! It’s a privilege and a duty!” That’s right. And people also died for my right to choose not to vote. Voting is not the ultimate freedom that’s it’s made out to be. The ability to vote is a pretty important freedom, but it’s not as important as, say, freedom of speech.