In defense of the non-voter

Source: Orange County Register
by Sal Rodriguez

“I don’t vote. Never have, in fact. My reasoning is fairly simple and best put by the great American philosopher George Dennis Patrick Carlin: ‘If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote — who did not even leave the house on Election Day — am in no way responsible for what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.’ I’m not interested in personally lending legitimacy to the clown show of American politics. I’ll try anything once except for meth and voting.” (06/13/22)