The Honking Goose

Originally posted on November 6, 2014

With the election this week and all the talk about it, I’ve been exposed multiple times to the erroneous statement that some people love to make: “If you don’t vote in the election, you can’t complain about politics in this nation.” WTF?

Let me first qualify what I’m about to say with this: I did vote in the election on Tuesday.

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The conviction that if someone doesn’t vote, they don’t deserve to complain is logically unsound. I don’t even begin to understand why people persist in this idiotic belief. Does voting = voice being heard? No. Does voice being heard = giving up the right to complain? No. Therefore it is a logical fallacy.

Is there some other connecting factor that I haven’t considered? One that somehow makes the statement true? If you think so, please comment and let me know, because I can’t…

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