Why Exactly It’s Important To Vote

(Please Vote: Democracy Depends On It!!)

George Carlin is famous for a lot of things, among them, a quip about how voting is “meaningless,” and how those who do vote are the ones who are to blame for the country’s “mess.” Now, I love me some classic George Carlin comedy, but he was dead wrong on his little diatribe about not voting. Choosing to not vote means willingly giving up a hard-fought constitutional right and abandoning a duty and responsibility of a productive member of a Democratic society. Specifically, choosing to not vote does…