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Heretic - dissident: characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards.

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Anonymous said: How do you respond to people's reasons for why you should vote? Like "Some people would do anything for this right." and "If you don't vote you can't complain." And why do you believe voting doesn't change things?

Just because we’re better off than most people doesn’t mean we’re where we should be. Just because we’re better off than most people doesn’t mean we have a real choice in which direction this country is going. Our votes mean nothing and they’re immoral to begin with, people that make excuses and guilt trips are only dodging the issue. Especially when the decisions made in this country with the illusion of our choice behind them are likely the very thing that’s oppressing the people that have no illusion of choice.

As for, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain,” I think George Carlin said it best:

"I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain,’ but where’s the logic in that? 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."

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