Originally Posted by angelface
Ok this is a subject brought up on another board I visit. I will pose the question to you all.
If a person does not exercise their right and DUTY to vote should they complain about the way the government is?
Depends, the system is skewed.
Due to the electoral voting, pure numbers don't matter, but states grabbed, if my state voted the way I want to, truth is my vote was called whether I physically voted or not.
So I think you can say that if your state votes for who you would have voted for, that technically is going to be the same thing, and you can go ahead and complain.
Then again, you can always do the "there was no one worth voting for, and thats my complaint". While this two party system in theory works because "oh, no one can win with <50% of the vote", you don't realize that the best of the primary candidates only matches up with 70% of the ideas I agree on, not to mention he probably wont even make it to election day.
Thirdly, if your state always votes a certain party, it's quite unfair, your voice is never heard, hence I can understand why not voting after the past 20 years of watching your vote go to waste.
In other words, as long as you're somewhat logical about why you're complaining, go ahead...