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posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 11:15 AM
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BH. My experiance seems to be quite the opposite of yours. Whilst some of the protestors do indeed vote, an even larger amount of them will, at least the ones that I have talked to in the past, freely admit that they do not vote, or volunteer. I would ask you, with all do respect, why should I pay any heed whatsoever to a bunch of loudmouthed people (all sides of the political spectrum here not just left or right) who can not be bothered to cast a ballot to support whatever cause or problem it is they are screaming about? Again with all do respect.
I suppose I should tell where it was I spoke to some, not all, merely some of these folks that I admittedly have very little time for. It was during the Seattle riots during the,(was it the G8, or worldbank meetings, can not remember which, a few years back. Most, that I had the opportunity to speak to for any length of time admitted to me they did not. Now in their defence, I was too busy dodging teargas, and cops with big sticks, and wannabe anarchists to take to take anything even resembling a scientific poll.

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posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by seagull
BH. ... I would ask you, with all do respect, why should I pay any heed whatsoever to a bunch of loudmouthed people (all sides of the political spectrum here not just left or right) who can not be bothered to cast a ballot to support whatever cause or problem it is they are screaming about?


You shouldn't. I agree with you, if you don't vote, shut up.




Most, that I had the opportunity to speak to for any length of time admitted to me they did not.


Thanks for the explanation. We just have different experiences.

I am ashamed of the number of people who don't vote in this country. I have heard that a populace deserves the leaders they get. I'm afraid that I might be coming to (reluctantly) agree with that statement.



posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 11:40 AM
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Unfortunatly, I fear you are correct in that last sentiment. A country does indeed deserve the leaders it votes into office. When a mere fifty to fifty-five percent of the registered voters can even be bothered to show up on election day, I fear for our nation greatly. The worlds oldest continuous republic would seem to be in mortal peril from both within and without. Apathy, and terrorism, what a lovely combination.



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