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presidential elections Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
10th Jun '13

Okay i wanna see what everyones views are on this.



Okay say someone is of voting age and registered to vote, there is nothing stopping them from voting for president. Yet they still dont vote.



Do you think they have a right to complain about who gets elected if they dont vote?

Sheena+3 35 kids; Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee 4793 posts
10th Jun '13

No!

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
10th Jun '13

No. If you have the right to vote and don't then you void any say you had.

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
10th Jun '13

I was unfortunately not able to get to the polls because no one would give me a ride and DH was working late...

JΔ$ Georgia 76362 posts
10th Jun '13

Depends on why they didn't vote. Either way, I feel they have a right to complain? Who cares if they do? It's not hurting you.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
10th Jun '13

They have a right to say whatever they feel like saying. A guaranteed, legal right. Yes they absolutely do have that right.



However, when you don't vote, your complaining is essentially worthless. You have the right to do so, but complaining doesnt make any kind of a difference unless it's accompanied by real action of some kind.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
10th Jun '13

Well they can say whatever they want but it'd be kind of pointless and like, "hmm..k." then you shoul'd vote.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46470 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" They have a right to say whatever they feel like saying. A guaranteed, legal right. Yes they absolutely ... [snip!] ... the right to do so, but complaining doesnt make any kind of a difference unless it's accompanied by real action of some kind. "


This exactly.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3472 posts
10th Jun '13

I don't vote, even though I'm able to. Why vote when all it ever is, is a bunch of lies?
Besides, if the government didn't want someone for president they wouldn't be.



I still complain (over certain things).

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 67143 posts
status 10th Jun '13

Do they have the right to complain? Yes. Do I think they have a reason to? No. They didn't vote.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
10th Jun '13

There is nothing more infuriating than a person who complains and does nothing to try and change what they are complaining about.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brantley + 1:</b>" Okay i wanna see what everyones views are on this. Okay say someone is of voting age and registered ... [snip!] ... for president. Yet they still dont vote. Do you think they have a right to complain about who gets elected if they dont vote?"</blockquote>




Sure they have "the right" to complain. And, they should vow to make sure they educate themselves and vote the next .

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
10th Jun '13

I mean, yeah, I guess? I didn't vote this past election and I still have my opinions. I've never actually complained about things (even when I voted in '08), I just weigh in with my opinions when asked.

Sweetheart...* Due July 30 (girl); 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting eKnuckles:</b>" I don't vote, even though I'm able to. Why vote when all it ever is, is a bunch of lies? Besides, if ... [snip!] ... lies? Besides, if the government didn't want someone for president they wouldn't be. I still complain (over certain things)."</blockquote>



,!!! Sorry but FYI voting does not determine who becomes president LOL funny that people still think it does... We have no say in the matter

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sweetheart...*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting eKnuckles:</b>" I don't vote, even though I'm able to. Why vote ... [snip!] ... FYI voting does not determine who becomes president LOL funny that people still think it does... We have no say in the matter"</blockquote>




So, if voting doesn't determine president, what does?