No confusion on my part... none...
Your equating of voting with abstention from voting reveals otherwise.
Those that choose to live here and not vote have not been coerced or violated.
That is patently false. "Love it or leave it" is no more valid today than when Agnew was spouting it.
Our compact joining us together in society has been founded upon the principles of representational government, selected by vote.
Your words betray you. Your use of "our" is a blatant ambiguous collective. (http://www.hevanet.com/kort/KING2.HTM
) Even now, you presume to speak on my behalf, without my consent. The
principle upon which America was founded is the right of everyone to live their life as they see fit. "The American Revolution in fact *died* with the ratification of the
US Constitution." (http://tinyurl.com/2puelv
This foundation is well understood and widely acknowledged.
That doesn't make it right
. Do I really have to point out that slavery and genocide are "well understood and widely acknowledged"?
Since you and I have discussed this previously; and we both are crystal clear in our understanding of each other's position, I do not choose to enter into another discussion with you about this.
There's nothing magical about voting in government elections. It's not a sacrament. It's not a duty. And it's certainly not a right. It is, plain and simple, delegated coercion. I see right through your "position". You, however, are still ignoring fundamental concepts which determine right from wrong.