Should you vote because that is your right? Should we be voting because people fought for our right to vote? Is it our responsibility as a citizen to make our voice heard by voting?
I believe it depends. First and foremost I believe in freedom of choice, and that no one should be forced one way or the other. In some cases i would say people shouldn’t vote, while in others they should. In all cases I believe it is up to the person himself that is responsible for that decision; even if I don’t think you should vote, I should not be able to take that ability away from you, nor should anyone else.
So when is voting the right thing to do?
It is right when you are informed about what is going on, and about what each party plans on doing. When you know how each party stands, and understand the consequences of each parties stated goals – then you have the responsibility to make your voice heard. When you know what you’re talking about, you can make a good educated decision. This however does not mean you need to vote, and I’ll explain why in a bit.