As many of you know, in these pages, we don’t support the idea that everyone should vote. If you don’t have an adequate grasp of the issues, then you actually … shouldn’t vote. The vote made from ignorance is truly a wasted vote.
A vote should be seen as such a sacred obligation, that one wouldn’t even dream of casting one unless it was absolutely, positively an informed one.
That’s the truly responsible decision. The decision a responsible citizen would make. Of course, a responsible citizen then would resolve to become sufficiently informed so that he could vote with a clear conscience.
And yes, I know people who, genuinely, do this(1).
Here’s one small step in the process of becoming sufficiently informed. I got 10 out of 11. I messed up the Wright Brothers question.
(1) Unfortunately, the ones I know who do this are, of course, Conservative by political inclination. They’re both busy, responsible, hard-working, brilliant members of the American armed forces.
Needless to say, the American left is overrun with people who vote based on one issue, based on ignorance, selfishness, greed or laziness.
Also needless to say, anyone who votes responsibly is, by definition, a Conservative. Ipso facto, anyone making the responsible decision not to vote, is almost certainly, and again by definition, a Conservative.