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Why I Don't Vote

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I have not voted in a national election since 1996 and will never vote again. It's not that I don't care or that I'm lazy. It's just that I've come to the conclusion that voting doesn't matter. More importantly, voting is antithetical to the values I hold dear. Voting is often held to be "a sacred duty" or "a right" or even a "moral responsibility". Those in power love to promote elections and voters rights because they know that voting gives legitimacy to what they do once elected. Why else would billions of dollars be devoted to election politics? Politicians desperately plea with citizens to "get out and vote" because they know that elections provide cover for them. "Make your voice heard" is a constant refrain as if going to the polling booth once every two or four years and secretly casting a ballot will miraculously change the course of human history....

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