Why Complain and Not Vote?

United States
August 22, 2008 11:31pm CST
What really irkes my nerves is when people complain or say who they know will win, when they dont have intentions on voting. Faith without works is dead. If you have faith that a said person will win but you dont vote or do anything then why complain if they loose. Im too young to vote but I wish I could and it irritates me when people who can vote dont vote.
4 responses
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Aug 08
Lets say there are 25 million people who say, "my vote doesn't count" and then just don't vote because they feel that way. Hmmmm, wow, thats an awful lot of votes not counting isn't it? *shrug*, nuff said
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Well I can't remember the last time they counted votes that weren't cast so the people who say that are often right. They are right that by not voting their vote doesn't count and so they can wallow in self pity. I guess that's easier than taking part in our political process for some.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Darn I realized I was actually wrong. The DNC counted votes that weren't cast when they gave Obama delegates from Michigan. So aside from the DNC, which doesn't believe in democracy, I can't remember the last time anyone counted votes that weren't cast.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Aug 08
lol!
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
23 Aug 08
People who "know" who will win are often wrong. People "knew" Dewey would defeat Truman in a landslide and it didn't happen. People "knew" Dukakis would defeat Bush Sr. and he ended up with 10 states in a landslide victory for Bush. There were people who "knew" Clinton and Giuliani would get their party's nomination and obviously that didn't happen. Giuliani didn't even come in 4th place. If people really believe that a certain candidate is right or wrong it's their obligation as Americans to vote for or against people based on their beliefs. If they fail to take part in our voting process, they are part of the problem and not part of the solution.
• United States
23 Aug 08
yes i agree because they should vote if they believe a candidate is right for the job and they arent helping if they dont vote.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
23 Aug 08
It can be frustrating when people complain and then you find out they didn't even go and vote. I don't know why people do that. If you don't vote, your candidate may not win. It isn't that hard to figure out I do hope that when you are voting age you take advantage of your rights and go and vote!
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
It's their right to vote. Why won't they vote? I guess, there are just people who are very good at complaining. So, when you're at the right age, exercise you right to vote, ok. Good day to you!