1. Their right not to vote is protected;
2. They pay taxes and ergo have the right to US benefits, and
3. By your logic, only people who voted for the winner should have benefits-non-voters did not support the winner-why should they have a voice?
It's fine in the US where voting is not legally required. In places where it is I don't think it's right to enjoy the benefits of living under that social contract while disregarding it.
Jehovah's witnesses are worldwide in every country not just democratic countries. They stay neutral to all human governments. I think that is great.
So do plenty of other people. The only thing I can say is that they did not voice their opinion by voting and thus, cannot complain.
Well, I'm not sure of the percentage but, everyone in the country complains about whoever wins and about half the eligible voters, don't vote.
There are many people who don't vote. I think it's sad, but it's also good. Because there are many people who buy into the hype instead of thinking logically about the candidates, their qualifications and agenda, and how they would affect the country in the real world.
Everybody has the right to not vote if they don't want to. But if you don't vote, you lose your right to ***** about the results.
It's up to them to vote or not
You don't have to vote.
I really dislike that so many people don't vote, but it's their right to vote or not vote.
I just remind them that no one ever changed anything by keeping quiet.
I'm more concern about the people who are not suppose to here and yet their kids get a free education . like robbing a bank and using the money to open an account
Having the right to vote is like having the right to remain silent. Everyone doesnt exercise it!!!!!!!!!!! They dont vote for religious reasons. We cant label hem for exercising their religious freedoms. Some people choose to not vote because they are lazy. Those people suck!!!!!!!!!!!!
i suppose that's only one piece of the social contract. they seem mostly harmless, at least. not a big threat to the greater good
Voting should be required by law.
If they are not having any say in the winner of the election they are NOT getting any benefits of democracy.
Everyone who lives the U.S. and chooses not to vote enjoys the benefits of democracy, when you get right down to it.
You might want to recognize a broader crowd and be a little more logical / reasonable about what your posts entail
Doesn't bother me.
That's one of the rights you got in a democracy, you don't have to vote.