Voting

October 8, 2007
By Caitlin Bennett, Benton, AR

We are coming up on an election year with the presidential primaries in February, the remainder of the primaries in May, and the presidential election in November. I just learned that only about fifty percent of eligible voters in the United States actually vote in presidential elections. That means a little over a fourth of the country can elect a president. Growing up in an opinionated family that has political discussions at the dinner table, this was surprising to me. So much for majority rule. I don't understand why no one cares. This is our country. We'll stand up every morning like robots and say the pledge of allegiance, but we won't vote.


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