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If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain?

If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain?

Vote or don’t vote, everyone has a right to complain about how they are governed. I get the nice feeling of shaming folks for not being politically active. But why does this old nugget—if you didn’t vote, you don’t get to complain—get limited to voting as the decisive vehicle for speaking into political realities? Why not: If you don’t protest the war, you can’t feel sad when people die in war? If you didn’t vote in your local school board…

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