Maybe it’s from being a Boy Scout as a kid but I see voting as basic civic duty

Eh, I’m weird. Maybe it’s from being a Boy Scout as a kid but I see voting as basic civic duty, a basic citizen thing. Not REQUIRED: I’d support anybody’s right to not vote… but at the same time, not all that much. Takes a few minutes every two-four years and has the chance to prevent the kind of bullshit you don’t want and lets you get the bullshit you don’t mind as much.

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I grew up on Carlin in the 80s and agreed with 80% of what he said but the “I don’t vote because” thing seemed like he was peddling his own bullshit uncritically rather than fighting it. But usually he was pretty good at dissecting both his own and other people’s bullshit.

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Exactly. I don’t ALWAYS vote. I forget. I get busy. I read the issues hurriedly a day or two before so I don’t screw up my choices too much.

I don’t expect MUCH difference… even now, I don’t see much difference except it’s NOISIER but it’s just as bumbling-fools as ever.

[except I feel embarrassed this time around. I’m not usually *too* embarrassed, although I’m usually a little embarrassed]

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I’m independent. I usually vote democrat, sometimes republican, independent if available. I never like the choices but there’s always a choice that’s a *little* better or worse at least.

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