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Voting: A Matter Of Conscience? Patriotic Duty? Self Defense? #DoitforQ?

• https://www.vinsuprynowicz.com, Vin Suprynowicz

Too much corruption in government; crooked politicians not even worthy of a "lesser evil" vote; rigged elections and voter fraud . . . I was probably as thoroughly disillusioned with politics as it's possible to be. Years ago, I'd even written an essay or two against voting — although I always recognized it as a matter of conscience, and once got rebuked for writing a piece sympathetic to voters despite my personal stance.

On the other hand, I've tried never to balk at challenging and when need be, changing my opinions — after all, you know what they say about opinions ("They're like @$$holes, everybody has one"). I'm prone to changing opinions whenever I decide circumstances warrant. Being consistent can mean being consistently wrong — an unfortunately common approach these days, particularly among those who pride themselves on being educated.

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