Why do people say this so much? There’s no voting-requirement clause in the First Amendment.
Those who choose not to vote do, indeed, have a right to complain. So do those who vote for the people who lose.
If ANYONE sacrifices their “right to complain” on election day, it should be those who vote FOR whomever wins — for those are the people who actually put the winners in office!
It bugs me when people say something over and over and over, but never stop to actually THINK about it.
Also, why are we bombarded by messages urging us to vote? I prefer to encourage people to stay home on Election Day. I don’t want everyone voting — especially not stupid people who pay no attention to what’s going on in the world.
I vote. I already have, this year, in fact. If I can ever convince everyone else not to vote, then, well, I’ll get my way on everything, won’t I?