What's Your Excuse for Not Voting?

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, November 05, 2002

What's Your Excuse for Not Voting?

Election Day. What’s you’re excuse for not voting, if you’re not voting? Are you too busy? Too busy to maintain the rights and privileges your parents and grandparents fought, sacrificed and sometimes died for? Does your refusal to vote not dishonor their heritage and contributions to America?

Do you think it doesn’t make a difference? It doesn’t if you don’t vote.

Do you believe all politicians are alike? Many are, but why? It’s because so few vote these days that the activist groups control policy.

If more of the uninvolved voted, politicians would pay more attention to people of principle. That’s the way politics is. That’s the way politics works.

The constitution begins "we the people," but if we, the people, do not express ourselves and vote in an informed manner, then we get lousy leadership.

This is a country whose greatness depends on the participation of its people. Most countries rely on their dictators. If you and I don’t vote, we get what we have now. If you don’t vote for the right people, you will deserve what you get.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

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