If you do not vote, we have physical evidence that you are not participating in democracy. More specifically, that you are screaming out at the top of your lungs your unwillingness to particpate in democracy. Please don't TELL us of your willingness; PROVE you are willing to accept the responsibility given to you both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
If you're not doing the work, why should you be paid? No vote; no citizenship rights. Being born here is nothing more than geographic luck, from your point of view. You had nothing to do with the decisions that placed the point of your birth in this country. Therefore, you believe that this entitles you to all that the government offers and all the rights of capitalism and more. Exchange your yapping for power. Raw power in your hands, yet a stunning fifty percent of the population is too excruciatingly stupid to use that power. Just think of the fifty million voters who did not vote in the last national election. Had only half of these people voted, what a difference! When everyone votes, there is a clearer mandate for one candidate or the other, because the greater the number of people who vote, the greater the disparity in times of national turmoil.
If you're not doing the work, why should you be paid? It's a heavy tab, and this proposes that you are not entitled to the pay when you do not do the work.
Suspend the citizenship rights of those who do not vote: you're not entitled to garbage collection or the right to sue someone. It's so simple and will provide scores of corrections within any system that grows more abusive when it grows larger. One of Newton's Laws of Thermodynamics states that in a closed system, disorder rules. Without exception, growing larger means having less control over smaller issues, issues that are important to people on lower rungs of the ladder.
How dare you ask for the right to sue someone or to have soliders risk their lives for you if you're not willing to decide who will operate those courts and soliders? Logically speaking, when we compare someone who is talking about politics and how to fix things without placing their own ballot in the box to someone who has no idea how to fix societal problems and trusts another human with their ballot, the latter must always be given greater consideration. It's the distinctive and definitive trade between a government and its constituency.
Whether you vote for one side of the other, the one and only important focus here is the act of voting. One of the fringe benefits to people you completely disagree with is that every time you do not vote, your vote counts for the position directly opposite from yours.
Democracy must be earned, you don't just get a freebie handout. It has privileges and responsibilities. Your responsibility is to make sure that the government fulfills its one and only function.
Surprised though so many of you are to learn the actual purpose of government, you are nonetheless asked right here and now to state why you think there is a government.
Please put your seat belts on, because you're in for a whopper here; one that it's hoped will permanently alter your life for the better and, much and far more importantly, will forever benefit your children and grandchildren and beyond.
Whatever you thought before now, let's get it clear in your mind that government does not have six or seven or a hundred purposes; it has one and only that one. Every conceivable extension, attachment, or extrapolation (going from point A to point B in order to see the path for point C, based on our belief in straight lines. The fancy term for this is "linear focus") is because of that one purpose.
Are you ready? The one and only purpose of government is to protect the citizenry. The only two ways to correct something wrong in govermment are violence and nonviolence. Nonviolence means using the instruments of government.
YOU WILL BE MUCH, MUCH, MUCH BETTER AT IT;
The voice of experience is calling out.
The more times you ask, the more times you'll receive...
...for your every conceivable want. This is a perfect rule of life, and constitutes the one greatest, most magically effective secret of getting what you want. It supersedes every rule that exists. This principle is openly referred to by dozens of billionaires, all of whom actively believe that they are where they are -- more than for any other reason --because they ask for what they want more than anyone around them.
self-made billionaires about how to get what you want?
This one single page contains an exquisite nugget of information that will alter and better your life by orders of magnitude; just this one page alone. It's not whether or not you're smart enough to understand it -- not by a long shot. It comes to whether you're smart enough to make use of it in the next sixty minutes -- in order to gain enormously larger benefits in the next sixty minutes.